Intel crept in over expectations with its Q1 results today, though its silicon business dipped 2 per cent on the previous year's slightly longer quarter. The chip giant characterized its Q1 performance as a "solid start" to the year, and was bullish enough to jack up its expectations for the second quarter. Revenues were $12. …
expect any further hit from the disk drive shortage ...
Given that all the disk drives I try to buy are still at least twice the price they were before the floods I would expect that Intel, and the rest, are doing fairly well out of the watery problems.
Re: expect any further hit from the disk drive shortage ...
True, the problem was solved for them, not for you.
Intel's stock is down and everyone else is reporting the drop in sales yet this story makes it sound like Intel is doing great.
The inflated prices on HDDs has been great for the HDD makers who are exploiting consumers.
Re: Interesting POV
"....The inflated prices on HDDs has been great for the HDD makers...." Not really. They will have set-price agreements to deliver against for the major vendors like hp, IBM, Dell, EMC. HDS, etc, etc. The ones making the money are the middlemen, who can take the disks and then flog them to the end users at a raised price.
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