Tech Pacific and Intel have moved to hose down reports that the distributor will no longer offer Intel processors.
Rumours surrounding Intel's distribution relationship with Tech Pacific have been doing the channel rounds for the past fortnight. On Monday morning of this week, an Intel spokesperson confirmed to ARN that Tech Pacific would move away from the CPU business and focus on Intel's line of communications products. However this announcement was later retracted by the two companies and branded "premature".
Tech Pacific marketing communications manager Fiona Stewart confirmed Intel and Tech Pacific are in discussions about their distribution arrangements, but as yet no decisions had been made.
"It is something we do constantly and the negotiations are ongoing," she said. "We are looking at the best markets and product sets because the market changes so rapidly.
"We are examining everything we do [with Intel]. We have been partners for many years and our business with them is quite complex."
Intel spokesperson Stephanie Silvester said the companies were "reviewing areas of focus" in their distribution arrangements.
"Our distribution relationship [with Tech Pacific] is still healthy and we haven't yet come to a decision."
Today Intel will announce new pricing structures as well as its 2GHz Pentium 4 desktop processor.