Slecht nieuws voor AMD, want volgens the Wall Street Journal zal Gateway stoppen met het bouwen van AMD pc's. News.com heeft er een artikeltje over:
Citing "people close to the matter," the paper said Gateway, which in February unveiled its first personal computers using AMD chips, will not continue with purchases after its current models are replaced. The paper said sources told it AMD believes it lost the Gateway business because Intel began offering Gateway more favorable terms than it had previously. The paper said the move is other sign of rival Intel's renewed gains in the price-competitive, consumer PC market.
But the Journal said a Gateway spokesman declined comment other than to say the company continues to sell existing PCs using AMD chips and won't preclude AMD from future bids. [break] The Register trekt hierop de eerdere geruchten over een deal tussen Gateway en Intel maar weer eens uit de kast: [/break] Earlier this year, Gateway declined to use AMD's Athlon K7 in its products. That is believed to have happened after Intel offered Gateway more favourable deals on its microprocessors, estimated to be worth a cool $20 million.