And, said the newspaper, that has prompted chip rival Intel to fill the holes by writing to US channel players.
AMD said that there's a problem supplying chips because demand has risen from both OEMs and system builders.
But many system integrators are blaming design wins with Dell as a major reason for the shortages.
While it's possible to get older generation processors, the real strain comes with chips using the desktop AM2 socket.
Intel claims it's a process generation ahead of AMD and producing 65 nanometre chips aplenty.
A recent roadmap seen by the INQ shows that AMD is distinguishing between "strategic" players and other - presumably channel based firms. The situation is exacerbated because over the last four years, AMD has presented itself as a channel champion. µ