What you need to know
- AMD and Intel recently stated that they'll meet CPU demands, despite the current pandemic.
- AMD and Intel both shared statements on supplies of CPUs recently.
- Intel formed a Pandemic Leadership Team fifteen years ago.
Despite coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting millions of people and workers, AMD and Intel state that they'll be able to meet demands for CPUs. Intel's CEO, Bob Swan, shared a letter about the issue. Similarly, AMD's chief executive Lisa Su wrote a letter to customers about meeting CPU demands.
Intel states that it is maintaining over a 90 percent on-time delivery rate for its chips. Intel established a pandemic team more than 15 years ago, which helps Intel's crisis management in situations like the current outbreak. Intel explains the team in its letter and some of its previous success stories:
AMD's Su states that AMD has a "'world-class global supply chain" and is "well positioned today to continue to execute well," as reported by CRN.
As pointed out by Tom's Hardware, neither AMD nor Intel adjusted earnings guidance based on recent events.
Coronavirus has disrupted many workers and companies, forcing organizations to adapt to a drastically different environment. While people may not rush out to purchase new PCs during the pandemic, servers that power services are still in demand. Streaming companies like Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube will want to make sure that people can still stream content. To do that, the companies will need to maintain and potentially purchase more hardware for servers.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
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