Intel Shifting Production Towards Centrino, Away from Desktop and Low-End

Later this year you might find it harder to come by lower priced Intel-based PCs. Intel is phasing out production of three of their low-end desktop chipsets in favor of producing more higher-end Centrino chipsets. The change will occur late August, and the shortages could be felt soon after in the form of delays and lack of availability of chipsets for the PCs currently in production. The chipsets being phased out are the 910GL, 915GL, and 915PL. These chipsets are used by the Pentium 4 and Celeron D CPUs. Competing chipset makes SiS and Via are expected to pick up some of the slack, and some market share on the low-end is expected to shift to AMD.

For more, read Intel Shuns Three Low-End Chipsets.

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