This third quarter, Intel Corporation plans to boost its orders to Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation, which will decrease Intel's chipset market share but will also maximize Intel's profit margins, as the company will not have to sell low-cost chipsets to support sales of its microprocessors. Intel will order SiS671 and SiS672 core-logic sets from SiS in Q3 2007, according to DigiTimes. Currently the world's largest chipmaker only uses SiS662 chipset with its value Desktop Board D201GLY. Adding two more core-logic models means that Intel may plan to reduce the share of its own low-cost chipsets among its own-brand motherboards.
SiS671 and 672 core-logic sets support integrated DirectX 9-compliant graphics core, DDR2 memory and Intel Core 2 as well as Pentium D processors. SiS' quarterly revenues and chipset shipments are expected to increase 30-50% due to orders from Intel. This will not only improve the minor chipset designer financial results, but will also allow the firm to claim much higher revenues than its rival Via Technologies.
News source: Xbit Laboratories