Dell Soaking up AMD Processors

Subject: Processors | January 3, 2006 - 11:13 AM |
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It looks like the AMD processor sales on Dell's website is starting to have an adverse affect on the rest of AMD's distribution channel.

Last year we reported that Dell was flogging AMD chips on its web site and it appears to be doing quite well. We're still totally unsure whether these chips are sourced through traditional AMD distributors like Avnet or whether Dell has a special deal with the firm to flog them. AMD is expected to rebound with additional stocks before the end of this month.

One major distributor told his reseller customers that AMD processors are still in shortage because of Dell, but it still has bits and pieces to sell. This could be sour grapes on the major distributor's part — Dell has never been flave of the day in the channel.

Source: The Inquirer