Monday, December 12, 2011

Intel’s Fourth-Quarter Revenue to Be Below Expectations Due to Hard Disk Drive Supply Shortages

Intel is expecting its revenue to drop by 1 Billion Dollars in Q4. The major reason is once more Thailand related. The flooded HDD plants lead to a shortage of HDDs globally and the price of a HDD to double. Since OEMs have had a budget problem, they had to lower the orders of HDDs and CPUs, and it is hitting Intel's revenue.

Editorsnote: Considering Intel is taking a loss, we still have to wait for AMDs Data, which might most probably follow Intel's. Taking into account, that AMD is offering better budget PC solutions it might not be as harsh as Intel's loss. On the other hand: AMD has regular GPU and CPU shipping, so it could hit them harder than Intel.


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