Wednesday Intel said that the shipments of their 90nm Pentium 4 chips had raisen to 1 million units a week, which is on track with Intel's expectations to ramp up volume production of its 90nm processors in the shortest possible time.
Intel’s president Paul Otellini said last November that the Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker expects to ship around 70 million of its Prescott microprocessors made using 90nm fabrication process in 2004. The ramp was expected to be very rapid and shipments of CPUs with Prescott cores inside were projected to account for 60% of all Pentium shipments as well as 40% of all Celeron shipments next year, the firm expressed its hopes.
Intel did not elaborate on the speed-mix and product-mix of its 90nm products at press time. The company also did not indicate whether it is satisfied with the yield and costs of its 90nm goods.
Some customers of the company were initially not satisfied with the supply of high-speed 90nm Prescott processors, such as Intel Pentium 4 3.40GHz. It is not clear whether the issue with supplies of such components has been resolved.