Monday, February 27th 2012

Intel Confirms Ivy Bridge Mobile Processor Delay to ODMs

In mid-February, it was reported that Intel was delaying availability of its upcoming "Ivy Bridge" Core processor family, at least to Notebook ODMs, to June, in a bid to help digestion of inventories of current-generation "Sandy Bridge" Core processors. Intel confirmed this delay. The company expects its next-generation chips to go on sale eight to 10 weeks later than initially planned, according to Sean Maloney, executive vice-president of Intel and chairman of Intel China. Maloney told Financial Times that sales of machines (notebooks, pre-built desktops) have been pushed back from April to June. “I think maybe it’s June now,” he said. More interestingly, Maloney shifted the blame for this delay from inventory-adjustments to the 22 nm fab process.

Source: Financial Times, Image Courtesy: LegitReviews
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8 Comments on Intel Confirms Ivy Bridge Mobile Processor Delay to ODMs

#1
Quantos
"I think maybe"

That man sounds very confident. :p
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#2
xenocide
No surprise really, 22nm is no joke, so hammering all the kinks out may take some extra time.
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#3
Red_Machine
It's not really about that, though. It's because OEMs still have a crapton of unsold SandyBridge CPUs that they want to shift.
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#4
Delta6326
Darn I really want a Ivy Bridge Ultrabook.
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#5
Maban
That's one of the dumbest excuses I have ever heard.
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#6
TheLostSwede
by: Red_Machine
It's not really about that, though. It's because OEMs still have a crapton of unsold SandyBridge CPUs that they want to shift.
You're indeed absolutely right, Intel has more than plenty Ivy Bridge chips to launch, but got told by one of its large customers that they had too much stock of Sandy Bridge, so Intel pushed things back... oh well :(
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#7
Steevo
No competition in raw performance, plus a stranglehold on the market through sheer size and brute dollar force makes this possible.


Thanks Intel, and thanks AMD.
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#8
w3b
Intel competes with... Intel

by: Steevo
No competition in raw performance, plus a stranglehold on the market through sheer size and brute dollar force makes this possible.


Thanks Intel, and thanks AMD.
Actually there is some competition, Intel itself (as previously mentioned stock of Sandy Bridge chips needs to be cleared out before they move on to Ivy Bridge) :shadedshu
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