Meet 2018 REVENUE outlook, not DEMAND, by hiking the price?
Why the shortage and price hike? How to meet 2018 revenue outlook?
Higher core count, (lower die count)*(lower yield), (lower)**2 product volume and higher cost!
Revenue = (Volume)*(Price), V decreased, so P increased to meet the full year revenue outlook.
So the shortage is due to Intel's technical incompetency of not having 10nm to offset the core count increase, and the price hike is for meeting the 2018 revenue!