Going by reports from chipmaker Intel, the companies that make personal computers are not gearing for booming sales after the Windows 8 launch.
Intel says its net profit dropped 14% in the third financial quarter and the company is scaling back chip production in the, current, fourth quarter.
Intel’s production plans are generally read as an indicated of likely demand from PC makers. In effect, reducing production at a time when Microsoft is launching a new version of Windows is a vote against a recovery in PC sales. It says, there will be no bounce from the new operating system.
In the past PC makers have seen a significant increase in sales when a new version of Windows appears.