Digitimes is reporting this morning that Notebook and Netbook demand is scheduled to exceed the supply of WLAN chips 20-30% by the end of March this year. Amongst other things, some of the possible causes for this include some notebook manufacturers exceeding their sales projections.
This unexpected level of sales has led to larger requirements of network hardware.
With the lead time for delivery of WLAN cards already being "8-12 weeks" due to longer manufacturing times associated with the 65 nm architecture, the lead time could get longer and longer leading to a delay in you receiving that fancy new lappy you've got your eye on.
|First-tier notebook maker Compal Electronics has said that the company's notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2009 are likely to break its target of 6.2 million units, with the order visibility for the April-May period now higher than what had been seen previously.|
|Some network equipment makers have revealed that their shipments of built-in WLAN modules in March will be 30-50% higher than what they shipped in January and February|