Even a short-term Intel chipset shortage can have a significant impact on third-party chipset providers, as the following DigiTimes article makes clear. VIA sales rose significantly compared to previous months in both September and October, while SiS showed notable improvement in October. Uli's partnership with ATI has apparently paid off nicely; ULi's sales were up 59.3% year-on-year in September and 37.5% year-on-year in October. All three manufacturers also predict strong Q1 2006 results, despite seasonal trends. There's obviously going to be a short-term opportunity for the third-party chipset manufacturers to gain ground in 2006—the question is, will any of them be able to convert that chance into long-term gains?