11/23/1999: Problems of Intel (with almost quite)
After having suffered a hard blow due to his delay in the presentation of the chipset i820, Intel seems that it has now problems with the manufacture of Pentium III EB 0,18 microns (Coppermine). It seems that these processors cannot be made of big number with enough quality, with what the of integration companies (Fujitsu-Siemens, Compaq, DELL, IBM, Gateway...) are having problems on not having had enough material for his teams.
The situation worsens more even when one speaks about the Coppermine for portable, whose production is even minor (and of course, at the moment they have not come to Spain).
This situation is forcing some manufacturers to modify his manufacture plans facing the Christmas campaign. Between them, Fujitsu-Siemens has already announced a line of products based on the AMD Athlon to 600 MHz, and there are rumors of which Compaq (that it already integrated K6-2 in some teams) will offer another product based on the same processor. Other rumors point that Gateway (that finishes of settling in our country) might take the same decision, although it seems slightly probable due to his BIG loyalty to Intel.
To have just finished off the things, after the delay of 820, Intel turns out to be forced to delay the throwing of his motherboard for servants, the OR840 based on the chipset i840 (which yes seems to work). The throwing was announced on October 25 but an official bulletin of the proper Intel (to see HERE) says that the motherboard will go on sale at the end of year.
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