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The report over here claims that CPUs from AMD and Intel are sold below official price in
Actually, grey market of computer hardware parts has always been and in general it does not affect sales much, nevertheless, the problem may become really serious for a lot of companies involved in the industry, when numerous distributors start to sell products at a loss, basically competing with the manufacturer itself. Note that in current market condition the situation is just the same: too weak demand and a lot of inventory in stocks.
In order to stop sales-channels from continuing disorganization, AMD and Intel started to rise CPU prices last week. AMD told its major distributors that the prices of its microprocessors would soar by as much as $12 per chip, with the price rises taking effect in the
Although the CPU manufacturers reacted on the demand drops pretty quickly, I expect that the main challenges for the industry are ahead. Distributors will now start to sell-off the inventory rapidly, the only question is to find markets for it, so, official sales are likely to be impacted.
With the demand in the