Gateway Inc. will resume using processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) in its PCs beginning immediately with the Gateway Select 600, the company announced today.
Last week, Gateway's chief financial officer said that delays in shipments from Intel Corp. had prevented the company from meeting demand for its PCs in the US$999 to $1,299 price band, costing Gateway an estimated $200 million to $250 million. [See "Gateway CFO Says Intel Shipment Delays Hurt," Jan. 6.]Gateway announced less than a year ago that it would use AMD chips in its computers, but eventually decided to use Intel as its sole supplier.
The Gateway Select 600, which features AMD's Athlon 600MHz processor, is available now for $1,299. The Select 600 line will be expanded to include the Athlon 800MHz as well, Gateway said in the statement.
AMD is based in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at +1-408-732-2400 or on the World Wide Web at http://www.amd.com/. Gateway, in San Diego, California, can be reached at +1-858-799-3401, and at http://www.gateway.com/.