Rumors of Intel departure from entry-level chipset market surface again

Rumors are again circulating that Intel plans to exit the entry-level chipset market amid tight supply of flip chip (FC) substrates, with chipset makers such as ATI Technologies, Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), VIA Technologies to benefit from Intel's exit, according to market sources. Intel declined to comment on the rumors but said it has never "exited" or "returned" to the chipset market, as its products are allotted according to the most efficient arrangement.

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