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ATI is ready to help Intel out of its chipset crunch

According to Intel senior vice president Anand Chandrasekher, the company's less than stellar first quarter was due to the termination of its entry-level chipsets. ATI, VIA and SIS picked up the slack when 845/865/915 supplies ran dry, but Intel still suffered from a self-inflicted wound.

Thanks to a chipset supply agreement with ATI, Intel is certain that the shortages of the past will not continue in the future. If Intel wants to combat any further inroads to be made by AMD, this is at least a start. Intel's Core architecture should take care of the rest. From DigiTimes:

The shortage of Intel chipsets has driven up rival AMD’s relative market share, as more equivalent chipsets for AMD-supported motherboards were produced by third-party suppliers, the sources said. Intel’s resumption of production of its 865 chipset is considered to be the chip giant’s first move to disrupt AMD’s share growth, according to the sources.

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By Iridium130m on 4/25/2006 7:22:24 PM , Rating: 2
OK, think about this...Intel is being sued by AMD for anti-comptative behavior. The actual trial probably will not happen until 2008. So what is the one way to help your case in the mean time? Answer: Give up a controlled amount of your market share intentionally to AMD by what appears to be a self-inflicted mistake so that by the time the trial eventually comes around, you can say "See, AMD is truely competing with us without any regulation."

Its brilliant!

RE: brilliant!
By aGreenAgent on 4/26/2006 3:45:25 AM , Rating: 2
AMD isn't trying to go to trial.

They're just making sure everybody is watching Intel.

If they get marketshare from this, then they get what they want either way.

RE: brilliant!
By Trisped on 4/26/2006 12:17:46 PM , Rating: 2
With the amount of money AMD lost because of Intel's unfair business practices I think they will go to trial as soon as they have all the evidence they can find. If Intel doesn't shap up soon that day will close their doors.

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