by Anton Shilov
12/26/2004 | 03:50 PM
Mainstream Intel Corp.’s Pentium 4 chips in LGA775 form-factor are claimed to be in tight supply in
An article over the web-site claims that the current supply of Intel Pentium 4 CPUs for LGA775 platforms, such as the Pentium 4 530 (3.00GHz) and 520 (2.80GHz), is insufficient in
The reasons for the tight supply of the chips are not clear, but it could be higher-than-expected demand, shift of production capacity to some other products or some other reasons, such as lower-than-expected yield. Depending on the reason for the shortages, the consequences of the tight-supply of the mainstream Intel Pentium 4 chips can be different.
According to some other market reports, currently only about 15% of Intel Pentium 4 processors are intended for LGA775 platform and that this figure would go up to 30% in the Q1 2005.
Virtually all of Intel Pentium 4 processors for Socket 775 mainboards are manufactured using 90nm process technology. The 90nm fabrication process is also used to make Intel Pentium 4 chips for Socket 478 platforms, Intel Pentium M and Intel Mobile Pentium 4 products as well as Intel Celeron D microprocessors for LGA775 and mPGA478 form-factors.
It is unclear, whether there are shortages of the mentioned Intel products in other countries.
Intel usually does not comment on its business-related issues to the press.