According to a report from Nikkei Asia Intel will be raising its CPU prices starting this fall. The reason for this is concerns of increased electricity, raw materials, and labor costs. Apparently Intel has informed its clients that the company will add additional overhead to its existing pricing structure to make up for that difference.
According to this report most of Intel’s microprocessors and peripheral chips will likely be affected by this price hike, although the main focus will be on the company’s Core and Xeon processor families. For those wondering how much prices will increase, current speculations are anywhere from a 10 to 20 percent increase.
Of course this is a rumor right now, it looks like we’ll have to wait till fall to see how things play out with Intel’s chips.