Intel denies impending delivery bottleneck
Nowadays, when buzzwords like 'just-in-time' production have a decisive influence on manufacturing, large companies are increasingly becoming dependent on small suppliers. Due to this dependency, according to the prognosis of some experts, Intel will have massive delivery bottlenecks at the end of this year. In order to be able to stand up to the competitor AMD again, Intel plans to enter the 013-µm chip technology as early as the end of 2001.
CPUs based on this construction also allow significantly higher amounts with falling production costs and lower power consumption Clock rates and could bring Intel back into big business at least 'speed wise'. According to its own information, AMD does not want to switch until 2002. However, the said prognoses are based on the fact that Intel's suppliers of the production machines (e.g. the Silicon Valley Group) for the 0.13 µm technology have to reckon with delays for technical reasons and thus the production can no longer start on time or only with lower quantities . As expected, Intel has already denied this information.