US exchange issues CPU spot marketing details

Some are stable, others are shifting sand

NECX, which is a global tracker of CPU prices, has sent us its latest set of CPU figures. And very interesting reading they make too. While Intel, AMD and other microprocessor manufacturers sell chips in quantities of 1,000 through their OEMs and distributors, NECX keeps its finger closer to the pulse than that. The prices reflect spot buying and selling in the worldwide chip market, which the chip manufacturers are unable to control, they say, so the prices should be contrasted with other available figures. NECX, who provided these figures, and also look at memory prices and obsolete stock, are here ® 10 May 1999 spot CPU prices</a></p>

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