The threat of Intel competing directly with PC vendors to build systems has subsided, after the company said it would now outsource the work.
Intel has quietly built vanilla PCs and servers for many years, and sold them through a range of its channel partners. Although this has antagonised not only resellers as well as PC vendors, the chip giant has always maintained these activities were only a minor part of its business.
According to US reports, Intel will now stop building PCs and servers and find outside companies to build systems, depending on demand. But it is unclear whether any jobs will be affected by the move. The 650 staff who build systems could be shifted to work on other assembly lines, a frequent practice at Intel's plants.
However, Intel will still build completed motherboards, an activity which competes with a number of its customers, particularly in the Far East.
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