Technology

Penny Pinching PC Makers Lift Chip Companies

Hardware companies are preparing for a surge in demand this fall.
CFO.com StaffJuly 24, 2001

Both Intel and Advanced Micro Devices reported increased shipments of PC processors with their second quarter results, according to ZDNet./p>

The price war between the two chipmakers has led computer manufacturers to stock up on parts now in anticipation of a rise in PC sales in the third quarter, ZDNet says. The annual back-to-school buying season and the pending October release of Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system are expect to help drive an increase in sales.

But the pattern may be easing, and chip makers may see demand tail off. Spot prices for processors have stabilized in the past few weeks, ZDNet said.

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