Digitimes Taiwan meldt dat de nieuwe FC-PGA Coppermine's inmiddels in de winkels verschijnen, maar dat de verkoop tegenvalt wegens een tekort aan geschikte moederborden. Intel versnelt ondertussen de omschakeling van Slot-1 naar FC-PGA. Hier een engelstalige samenvatting van Ace's Hardware:
Digitimes Taiwan reports that the newer FC-PGA PIIIs have started shipping at the end of Nov and can now be found in the retail channel, but most of them are "homeless" because of a lack of supporting motherboards. Motherboard makers are quoted as saying that FC-PGA motherboards will not start appearing in quantities until Jan 2000 the earliest.
Intel is apparently accelerating the transition of the Pentium III from Slot-1 to FC-PGA. Currently FC-PGA PIIIs make up less than 15% of the total PIIIs, but that figure will increase to more than 25% by January and more than 50% by February 2000. It is expected that by H2 2000, 90% of Intel's processors will be either FC-PGA or Socket-370.