"Yield and production of new 32 nano processors has far exceeded Intel's expectations at beginning of the year yet they have not filled many desktop orders below i3-540. Most of this higher production has been sold into the higher priced notebook market and higher end desktop sku's. Big potential for higher than anticipated ASP's which will all drop to the bottom line."
Thank you for that rare comment about technology and financial performance. It's a refreshing change from the mindless pap that the short crowd continuously posts up. Margins should indeed be good for the second quarter...
I would also point out that Intel just released the latest processor price list on 6/20. And still no drop in prices on any of their processors. Almost for a half a year, Intel is keeping their prices the same. Demand must be very strong. Much stronger than what most analysts think.