Intel CPU shortages should be ongoing and will stick round till the start of 2020, says Taiwanese ODM Compal Electronics. Late final yr Intel made the headlines as a result of a reported scarcity of 14nm manufacturing, suspected to be intrinsically tied to the delayed shift to the 10nm course of node, and up to date reviews recommend it might nonetheless be struggling to satisfy demand. Studies of Intel’s manufacturing woes appear to have subsided now that we're getting into the second half of 2019, however that does not imply everyone seems to be feeling flush with CPUs. In response to a DigiTimes report on pocket book shipments, a Taiwanese ODM continues to be feeling the consequences of the CPU scarcity, which it suspects will final till Q1 2020. The report additionally states that pocket book shipments are dealing with a drought partially because of the US-China commerce warfare, and that’s regardless of 10% tariffs on imports of pocket book, smartphones, PC screens, and consoles into the US being delayed until December. It appears many ODMs are nonetheless contemplating shifting some manufacturing out of China whatever the momentary reprieve with a view to safeguard their enterprise.