Date: Friday, June 10th, 2005, 10:25
Globe and Mail: Intel Corp., the world’s biggest computer chip maker, boosted its second-quarter sales and gross margin forecast yesterday, citing strong demand for its laptop-related chipsets. In a scheduled mid-quarter update after the close of trading, the chip maker said sales will range from $9.1-billion (U.S.) to $9.3-billion. In mid-April, Intel estimated sales for the quarter ending July 2 would come in between $8.6-billion and $9.2-billion. FULL STORY
Did Steve Jobs’ deal with Intel to switch to their processors have an impact on this announcement? We suspect that Apple got a nice concession of guaranteed supply of super-fast mobile Intel chips (hopefully Yonah chips) in exchange for all of Apple’s microprocessor business. Maybe we’ll see a dual core 4GHz PowerBook in January 2006.