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News Burst: Intel boss predicts 12 month shortage

Hard times ahead according to Intel chief
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Intel CEO Craig Barrett predicted significant hardware shortages that could last for up to a year at a roundtable meeting in Stockholm Tuesday.

Barrett said that an underestimation of demand as well as under-investment in the industry will be responsible for the scarcity.

"There will be a continued shortage in critical companies," he said. "I would not be surprised to see a shortage in the industry over the next six to 12 months or even 18 months.

Full story to follow.

Exactly what kind of scenario can knock Intel -- or any large company for that matter -- off track? Arguments such as those put forth by Bill Gates and Andy "Only the Paranoid Survive" Grove insist that any high-tech company can be put out of business overnight. John Dvorak thinks this is quite clearly nonsense. Go to AnchorDesk UK for the news comment.

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