Intel is to shut down two plants for a nine-day period, starting this Friday, a holiday weekend in the US.
About 1,700 workers in two facilities in Aloha, Oregon will be sent home without pay.
Intel, which has always boasted that its plants run flat out all the time, blamed "market conditions".
Intel still hasn't fully responded to the low end onslaught from Cyrix and AMD, and as these two score design wins in traditional Intel shops, Intel is finding itself increasingly vulnerable to overstock.
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