A Small Number . . .

In the Core2Duo introduction yesterday, Intel said that it would put out a million of these chips in the next seven weeks, then tried to paint it as a great achievement.

I’d like to say, “That’s nice,” except that’s not so nice, and even less true.

Given that Intel makes on average over 20 million CPUs for an average seven week period, that’s less than 5% of production, and less than half the 10% that was supposed to show up in the third quarter. Even AMD makes a million CPUs a week these days.

That million would include Meroms, too, and that million, of course, is for everyone, from Dell and to all the fellows reading this.

High marks for brazenness, but low marks for delivery.


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