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Intel 'not quitting' low-end desktop chipset biz

Re-prioritising manufacturing, apparently

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Intel isn't abandoning the low-end desktop chipset market, merely adjusting its product mix, the chip giant claimed this week.

Various spokesfolks cited by a number of websites all said the company was tweaking its manufacturing schedules to favour products for which there's currently strong demand. However, with wafer fabrication capacity nearly at maximum, production of less-requested parts will be eased back the company said.

Mobile chipsets appear to most strongly in-demand, and while the company didn't say so, it's highly likely given what motherboard maker sources have been saying this week that it's the low-end desktop chipsets that are being eased out of the product mix for the moment.

On Wednesday this week, Taiwanese sources claimed Intel was planning to quit the low-end desktop chipset market later this year.

However, Intel spokespeople stated the company's commitment to the full range of PC chipsets. It will not look to other foundries to allow it to maintain production of all its chipset offerings. ®

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