Intel G41 shortage pushing motherboard makes to AMD?

Dec 18, 2009
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A shortage of Intel G41 chipsets have supposedly pushed motherboard manufacturers to AMD's competing products, according to a DigiTimes report, with a spate of unexpected orders overwhelming the 8-inch fab plant responsible for their production.  According to motherboard manufacturers, attempts to encourage Intel to maintain the cheaper G31 chipset failed, and as such companies have been forced to switch to the newer G41.

Those sources suggest that the shortage won't be rectified until the first quarter of 2010, though Intel themselves say that the issue is "nothing more than a product transition".  There's no word on which manufacturers may have turned to AMD chipsets in the meantime.


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