Intel CEO Bob Swan questions AMD's Ryzen supply a year after facing similar issues

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Intel faces competition from both AMD and Arm.
Intel faces perhaps its toughest competition in a long time: AMD's Ryzen chips are eating into the market share of Intel's Core chips, and Arm chips like Apple's M1 are finally getting some respect. So why should PC makers, let alone consumers, buy Intel? The answer, according to chief executive Bob Swan, is a simple one: supply.

Swan said that Intel is ready and able to supply PC makers with chips, especially its new 11th-gen Tiger Lake parts. Swan also touted its Evo co-design initiatives in a small roundtable with reporters as CES 2021 kicked off.

"We are not going to constrain your growth, i.e., I'm going to have too much capacity before I'll have not enough capacity, and I don't have to wait for somebody else to allocate to me," Swan said, implying that those issues could arise with AMD. "I'm going to be the allocator, and you can count on us to have inventory on hand to meet your spikes in demand."

Swan did not mention the processor shortages that plagued Intel throughout most of 2019 and into 2020. Intel spent the better part of a year fighting to…
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