C|Net News.com heeft nog wat info over de yield problemen bij AMD, die veroorzaakt worden door een gebrek aan productie facaliteiten:
The "fab" question goes to the heart of the pricing and volume dynamics of the microprocessor industry. In short, AMD has one microprocessor fab, while Intel has 13 and is building more. When Intel wants to boost the speed on a chip, it tries out the new design in one fab and, when the kinks are worked out, it rolls the manufacturing technique out to the rest of the factories in a process called "Copy Exact."
AMD doesn't have that luxury, so when the inevitable kink comes up, a shortage occurs. Intel then attacks on price.
In other words, it's not as if there are major design problems with AMD's chips. They just can't produce enough of them fast enough to turn a profit.
Zie dit nieuwsbericht op News.com voor het volledige verhaal.