During their quarterly results call Dell blamed Intel for cuts in its revenue forecast for 2019 (full year) sales. “Intel CPU shortages have worsened qtr-over-qtr, impacting our commercial PC and premium consumer PC Q4 forecasted shipments,” said Dell COO Jeffrey Clarke. These shortages are of course caused by demand in the PC and server markets significantly outpacing supply. Intel has actually increased its manufacturing by $1 billion YoY, retrofitting manufacturing facilities to make 14nm processors while juggling resources to get 10nm off the ground.
Intel executive VP for sales Michelle Johnston Holthaus recently wrote a letter to its customers (primarily companies like Dell,) informing them that despite their best efforts, demand continues to beat supply, and that they hadn’t managed to solve their supply issues.