Intel has been having production issues, especially when it comes to their 14 nm CPUs. This processor shortage could continue in the coming months and according at Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen could continue into the second quarter of 2019.
He was quoted as saying, “the continued CPU supply crunch, escalating US-China trade disputes, and increasing competition in the notebook segment in Europe have pressed down Asustek’s “operational visibility” for the fourth quarter of 2018 to the lowest level of 20% compared to an over 50% seen in previous years”.
Shen also noted that, “with Intel maintaining its shipments of CPUs to the server and gaming PC sectors, Asustek’s gaming PC business has seen little impact from the CPU shortfalls”.
It seems more entry-level CPUs have been affected by the shortage, which might be one of the reasons for the company’s somewhat poor financial results.