Geplande prijsverlagingen van Celeron processors gaan niet door omdat Intel kampt met leveringsproblemen, zo bericht The Register:
According to one manufacturer, who declined to be named, supply of Intel processors is pretty poor at present.
He said that Intel had made some Celeron cuts at the end of last month, but the expected cuts have been postponed because of the supply problem.
Intel's introduction of its Coppermine parts has generated huge demand from the market at every level, including PC vendors, distributors and consumers, the manufacturer said.
But there is a dearth not only of the new Coppermine parts but also of Slot 1 parts too. That means that Intel is quite happy to generate additional margin while demand for its parts is high. On the other hand, the manufacturer reports that there is a healthy supply of AMD's would-be Pentium III killer, the Athlon K7.