Clickable Link: Only Motorola Supplying G4 Chips

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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News.com has an interesting analysis (“It’s back to the future for Motorola and Apple“) of the current G4 processor production situation in which Motorola will be Apple’s sole supplier of G4 processors. In the past, Apple relied on Motorola and IBM for their supply of chips. There’s an odd possibility that Motorola won’t be able to keep up with demand. Here’s a snippet:

So far, Apple is downplaying the potential for any problems, and analysts seem confident that Motorola has the experience to smoothly pull off a new chip introduction.

“Right now, we’ve got our hands full getting [G4 systems] to market,” said Phil Schiller, vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple. “I’m not going to say we don’t like having two suppliers, but for the moment, that’s not an issue.”

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