Thursday, December 01, 2005

Intel wants market share back & builds for the future

Reports that Intel has used millions of integrated graphic chipsets in its motherboard due to "supply constraints". Intel's pain had been ATI's gain as ATI has supplied millions of integrated graphic chipset to Intel.

Stephen Smith, vice president in Intel's digital enterprise group, lays the blame on ongoing manufacturing transitions in-house. Once capacity is increased, Intel wants the market share back.

Read the article in TG Daily linked here.

Also on the Intel front . . .

Intel announced (12/1/05) plans to build a new 300-millimeter (mm) wafer fabrication facility at its site in Kiryat Gat, Israel. Designated Fab 28, it will begin producing microprocessors in the second half of 2008 on 45 nanometer (nm) process technology. Construction will be immediately on the $3.5 billion project.

"Intel is committed to widening its lead in advanced semiconductor manufacturing," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "Our manufacturing network is a strategic asset of unmatched scope and scale that gives Intel the ability to provide customers with leading-edge products in high volume."
Read the Intel press release on Intel's site linked here.

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