Ik lees bij EBN Online dat Gateway heeft aangekondigd dubbel zoveel processor van AMD te bestellen voor het komende kwartaal. De PC gigant was namelijk niet in staat genoeg CPU's los te peuteren bij Intel die gisteren bekend maakte nog wel een jaartje met deze leveringsproblemen te kampen.
Gateway Inc. will tie itself more closely to Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s supply lines by doubling the number of AMD microprocessors it will purchase for its consumer-PC line this quarter, Gateway executives said this week.
In a conference call hosted by Montgomery Securities International analyst Kurt King, Gateway chief financial officer John Todd said Tuesday that the company was not able to purchase as many microprocessors from Intel Corp. as it would have liked, and so is looking to AMD to fill the gap.
Todd cited widespread supply problems across the PC industry, but said that for his company the shortages are concentrated in the areas of Intel processors and motherboards and AMD-compatible motherboards. Gateway procures its AMD-based motherboards from contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc.
[...] Now, the increase in orders places Gateway more firmly inside the AMD camp. "We are moving a ton of [Gateway's product] mix towards AMD and Jabil, and in [terms] of magnitude we'll probably double our mix of AMD and Jabil in the current quarter in the consumer space," Todd said.
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