Intel to push back Ivy Bridge launch from April to June

Intel to delay Ivy Bridge launch, Sandy Bridge-based notebook inventories are moving slowly.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Feb 16 2012 9:16 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST

Intel's upcoming 22nm-based Ivy Bridge processors are set to be delayed by a few months, because Sandy Bridge-based notebook inventories are not moving as fast as notebook makers, and Intel, want. Mass shipments of Ivy Bridge were expected in April, but may be pushed along until June, according to DigiTimes.

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First-tier notebook vendors are having problems pushing their Sandy Bridge-based notebook inventories, and because of the weak global economy, this won't go away anytime soon. Intel is also troubled by it Sandy Bridge processor inventory, which means they have plans to delay the mass shipments of Ivy Bridge-based tech in order to minimize the impact.

Now that the launch schedule has changed, notebook vendors are shuffling plans for new Ivy Bridge-based products. These plans are still shaky, even with the delay, because of the impending release of Microsoft's next game-changing OS, Windows 8. The PC replacement trend won't catch on until Windows 8 is released, which is my opinion, and seems to be the opinion of notebook vendors, too.

This means that the first three quarters of 2012 will be a "dark period" for the notebook industry. How about we see inventories go right down, and all of the notebook players start drastically cutting their prices, if the customers know something else is coming, they'll wait. But if the price is right, they'll still buy and move on when Windows 8 comes out anyway. It's all about pricing.

NEWS SOURCE:digitimes.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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