DigiTimes heard rumors that Intel has delayed the availability of its Broadwell processor to Q4 2014, and that mass shipments will be postponed to Q1 2015. The sources believe the delay is partly caused by the slow digestion of Haswell processor inventories.
Intel's upcoming 14nm Broadwell-based processors were previously scheduled for mass production at the end of the first quarter for release in the third; however, sources from the upstream supply chain say the processors have recently been delayed and will not be available until the fourth quarter.
The sources pointed out that Broadwell processors will only have limited volumes in the fourth quarter and only U- and Y-series models will be available initially. Pentium and Celeron models will be released in the first quarter of 2015.