Feeds

Intel: chipset shortage to run through H1 2006

'Napa', 'Broadwater' roll-outs in jeopardy?

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Intel's chipset supplies will remain "tight" throughout H1 2006, CFO Andy Bryant admitted yesterday.

Speaking at the chip giant's manufacturing and technology summit yesterday, Bryant said the supply problems will continue through a "fair portion for the first part of next year", according to an EETimes report.

Bryant said that Intel is looking to begin producing chipsets at its higher-yield, 300mm-wafer fabs during Q2 2006. Currently, its chipsets are produced in its 200mm-wafer fabs.

Intel's chipset shortage emerged early last summer. Then, it said it was shifting the focus of its production efforts on higher-end desktop parts, a move that led some observers to suggest it was pulling out of the low-end desktop chipset market.

In September, Bryant said the company had "sold out" of notebook chipsets, and said the shortage would extend into the "first part of 2006" - precisely the timeframe the company will launch its 945M chipset, a key component of 'Napa', the third generation of Intel's Centrino platform.

Intel is scheduled to ship 'Broadwater', its next generation of desktop chipset, in Q2 2006.

Chipsets are already a key part of Intel's silicon sales, but their importance will increase through 2006 as Intel begins to offer more platform bundles, rather than simply sell discrete chips. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.