Intel has reportedly placed an order with Samsung to manufacture some of its desktop CPUs. Facing a continuing shortage, Intel is following up on its promise of seeking aid from third-party foundries – now reported to be its contract manufacturing rival, Samsung.
Intel VP and GM for sales, marketing, and communications, Michelle Johnston Holthaus, penned an open letter confirming the ongoing manufacturing shortfall, which was first publicised in an open letter the year before from then interim CEO Bob Swan. This letter preempted announcements by Dell and HP reporting supply chain issues stemming from Intel.
Pulse Korea (via TechPowerUp) reports Korean tech giant Samsung has won orders for Intel’s outsourced processors, a big win for the company financially stressed by weak NAND and DRAM prices during 2019. Samsung is currently the second biggest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, behind Intel, and it’s attempting to salve its memory losses by spending $155bn on contract manufacturing for logic chips.