Intel is embarking on new initiatives designed to help PC makers better estimate production and inventory needs. The chip giant plans to rapidly shift to an advanced manufacturing process that promises to deliver 500-MHz chips in a year. Intel also believes that the second half will bring a cyclical upturn in the market. Meanwhile, Dell is phasing out PCs using the older Pentium chip in favor of exclusive use of Pentium IIs.
Intel to manage PC inventories
What company is devising methods to beat direct vendor Dell at its build-to-order game? Ironically, it's chipmaker Intel.
Intel upbeat about China, Asia markets
Intel eyes 500-MHz chips
Intel: demand will return
Dell to stop selling Pentium PCs