Intel Plans to Adjust Pricing of Entry-Level Chips

A Chinese-language report in Economic Daily News (EDN) news-paper indicated that Intel Corporation intends to cut prices on Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Pentium D processors in the range of 5-10%, ahead of the planned April 22 price-cut. The move will allow Intel to get rid of outdated CPUs and may pose a threat to AMD, as two thirds of the company's shipments consisted of single-core AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Sempron chips sold at fairly affordable prices in Q4 2006. The gradual price reduction of the NetBurst micro-architecture-based microprocessors indicates that the company has plans to inject chips that feature modern Core 2 micro-architecture across all desktop CPU market segments.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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