Looks like Intel is going to have a tough Q2 in 2019. According to a DigiTimes report, Intel continues to have a shortage of 14nm chips for production. Amid the upcoming Chromebook sale season, Intel might get into trouble.
DigiTimes also reported that there has been a shortage of the Amber Lake chipsets, that power the MacBook Air.
The company is currently focussing on their high-end i7, i9 and Xeon processors to maximize profit off their customers.
On the other hand, there has been a boost for AMD’s low-end laptop sales adding salt to Intel’s wounds. The stats shared by Mercury Research show a sharp increase in team red’s market share.
Intel has also announced that their 10nm Ice Lake processors will begin mass production from Q3 2019. However, Digitimes research claim that Intel is currently having issues in the mass-production schedule. These shortages may prompt Intel to shift directly 7nm process henceforth.