Supplies of Intel chipsets are expected to be tight for the remainder of this quarter and in the fourth quarter of this year, according to an Economic Daily News report quoted by DigiTimes. The report says Intel's recent processor price cuts are increasing demand for motherboards, and there may not be enough Intel chipsets to go around until next year.
These shortages will reportedly force Intel to give first-tier motherboard manufacturers the priority for chipset shipments, which could hurt second-tier mobo makers. As a result, those smaller manufacturers could turn to Nvidia and VIA for chipsets. DigiTimes says Nvidia and VIA will see increased demand for chipsets because of the shortages.
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