PC vendors are bracing for a repeat of Intel's CPU shortages that had plagued the market for several quarters since mid 2018. Supply might have been improving earlier in the third quarter, but the latest news coming from the supply chain is that Intel 14nm CPU manufacturing capacity is falling short of demand again. But PC vendors may have alternative CPU supplies from China. At least one China-based CPU developer is ready to volume-ship its ARM processors for the doemstic desktop market.
Intel sees 14nm chip supply fall short of demand again: Intel has seen its 14nm chip manufacturing capacity fall short of demand again recently, which may force many notebook vendors to postpone their new model launches to next year, according to industry sources.
China homegrown processors to be ready for mass shipments in 2020: China's homegrown processor makers will be ready for commercial shipments of their newly developed CPUs and GPUs in 2020, according to industry sources.