“Typically, companies are reluctant to publicly blame a partner when something goes wrong. But when Apple Computer reported second-quarter earnings on July 14, it didn’t hold back. It blamed IBM’s failure to deliver enough microprocessors for Apple’s inability to satisfy demand for its popular Power Mac G5s. Said Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer: ‘We’re extremely unhappy with these events,'” Steve Hamm reports for BusinessWeek.
“IBM isn’t the only company having problems making chips these days. Intel’s delivery of Prescott, its most recent Pentium processor, was delayed by more than six months, until February, while it worked out design problems. And leading chipmaker-for-hire Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has experienced delays as well,” Hamm reports.
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