Major PC manufacturers Fujitsu Siemens and, we learn, Compaq have selected an AMD Athlon processor for a machine they hope to sell in volume before Christmas.
That follows reports from The Register earlier this month that Fujitsu Siemens was being forced to re-adjust its Christmas schedules because it was unable to obtain enough fast Coppermines from Intel.
It also coincides with outrage expressed by another major PC supplier, loyal to Intel, about problems with yields on the Coppermine processors.
[...] Over the last two weeks, hardware site AMD Zone has run persistent rumours from a number of sources that Gateway will also introduce a machine using the AMD Athlon processor in the near future.
"Jammer voor Intel. Het lijkt dat echt en werkelijk ook echt alles tegen zit met Intel."