News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Intel Corp. has decreased pricing on its microprocessors sharply in order to boost demand towards new personal computers following lower-expected-sales of microprocessors as a result of unexpected economic weakness in Europe and China.

Bobby Burleson, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity, said in a note to clients that Intel Corp. had massively slashed prices on Core i3, i5, i7 and Atom processors by 50% and also reduced pricing on certain chipsets by 15%. The company, according to the analyst, wants to stimulate demand on its platforms, clear inventory and offset some of the effects of increasing popularity of tablets, such as Apple iPad, reports Barron's web-site.

“While notebook demand is likely to uptick near term following these cuts. It will be in large part the result of channel fill by Intel’s OEM customers, especially in China. [...]What is of particular concern is the risk of inventory overshoot as the PC supply chain focuses on China in an aggressive effort to offset weakness in the US and stagnation in Europe,” said Mr. Burleson.

The analyst noted that large computer makers, such as Acer, Lenovo and HP had also slashed notebook prices, but the demand towards personal computers would still be flat. On the one hand, those, who plan to buy an advanced PC, are likely to wait till Intel launches its Sandy Bridge microprocessors in 2010. On the other hand, a lot of customers are likely to wait with their purchase for better economic conditions  or even acquire a tablet instead of netbook.

Tags: Intel, Core, Acer, Lenovo, HP, iPad

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, July 28, 2014

6:02 pm | Microsoft’s Mobile Strategy Seem to Fail: Sales of Lumia and Surface Remain Low. Microsoft Still Cannot Make Windows a Popular Mobile Platform

12:11 pm | Intel Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” De-Lidded: Twelve Cores and Alloy-Based Thermal Interface. Intel Core i7-5960X Uses “Haswell-EP” Die, Promises Good Overclocking Potential

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones