The ASP for dual core Yonah notebooks drops
to less than $1000US. The industry might be a bit slow right now but Taiwan
case manufacturers see things pick up. Intel's processor/chipset inventory
than originally predicted.
Excess stockpiles of PC microprocessors and core logic chipsets caused surplus
semiconductor inventories in the global electronics supply chain to rise more
than expected in the second quarter, according to research firm iSuppli. However,
iSuppli is not raising any alarm bells at this time because the inventory rise
in 2004 was a widespread phenomenon, while the current run-up in stockpiles
mainly is limited to Intel, noted the firm.