Intel wants raise the prices it charges for the sale of its processors and chips for peripherals and other devices. This is what he would have already communicated to his clients, according to Nikkei Asia. It will this very fall, and blames it on the rise in chip production costs due to the increase in the price of electricity, raw materials, transport and salaries. Inflation is also another reason that would have led Intel to make this decision, although nothing is closed yet.
Apparently Intel plans to raise the prices of virtually all of its products. Including processors for PCs and servers, WiFi chips, and various controllers. It is not yet known how much this increase can amount to, and it will most likely vary depending on each product. It could range from a single-digit increase to between 10% and 20%.
Among the products that could see a significant rise this fall would be high-end CPUs for laptops and desktops. Precisely, the ones most often used for gaming. Also in chips for servers. This will have a significant impact on PC manufacturers, server providers and hyperscale data center operators, who typically buy tens of thousands of processors.
Intel would have already begun to notify the price increase to its customers, but has not yet wanted to make a statement about how much these increases will amount to. The only thing he has stated is that in his meeting with shareholders after the communication of his results for the first quarter, «Intel indicated that it would increase the price in certain segments of its business due to inflationary pressures. The company has started informing customers of these changes«.
The company produces most CPU chips for PCs, embedded systems, and servers. It is also one of the world’s leading providers of WiFI chips, Ethernet, FPGAs and many other products. That is why it is more than likely that a rise in their prices will have a great impact on the entire sector.
For now it is unknown if other major chip manufacturers in the sector, such as AMD, Nvidia, Marvell or Realtek will also raise prices for similar reasons. Some may decide to keep them to try to get more market share, or upload them without much interest in getting more sales share. But we will probably have to wait a few weeks to see if they change their pricing strategy or not.