Intel CPU shortages hurting Dell, which has just cut revenue forecast

Dell lowers its 2019 revenue forecast, after ryzing concerns over Intel CPU shortages.

@anthony256
Published Sat, Nov 30 2019 11:13 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Intel has been having some seriously troubling times lately, and it seems these issues are now extending through to Intel's partners including one of their biggest -- Dell.

Intel CPU shortages hurting Dell, which has just cut revenue forecast | TweakTown.com

Dell has lowered its 2019 revenue forecast over issues with Intel's CPU shortages, seeing Dell stock drop by 5%. Dell COO Jeffrey Clarke explained: "Intel CPU shortages have worsened quarter-over-quarter the shortages are now impacting our commercial PC and premium consumer PC Q4 forecasted shipments".

Even in the middle of massive Intel CPU shortages, Dell managed to see its PC business revenue increase in Q3 by 5% year-over-year to $11.4 billion. Commercial PC sales increased 9% to $8.3 billion, while shipments of consumer computers hit $3.1 billion -- an increase of 6%.

I don't see these issues being fixed as Intel isn't just going to suddenly make more 14nm CPUs to meet demand, as it will shift into 10nm and 7nm -- while its competitor in AMD continues to forge ahead with its mega-successful Ryzen CPUs on the new 7nm node. Intel will shift its focus into the production of 10nm CPUs in 2020 until we get to the point where 14nm production will slow (as it should've years ago if Intel didn't run into major issues with 10nm -- and everything else going on at Chipzilla).

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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