Intel Centrino 2 delayed one month

Posted on Wednesday, May 28 2008 @ 02:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report heard Intel may be forced to delay its Centrino 2 platform to July 14 and it will likely take even longer until all Centrino 2 hardware is available:
For weeks now, the rumor mill has been talking about an early June launch time frame for Intel's Centrino 2 platform. However, TG Daily now reports that Intel has pushed back the launch of its new mobile platform all the way until July 14. The mid-July launch won't cover all Centrino 2 hardware, either—the "full line" of chipsets will supposedly follow "a couple of weeks later."

Regarding the cause for the delay, TG Daily quotes both its own sources and American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman as saying Intel suffered a "'mis-step in the completion of FCC certification' for the next-generation Centrino processor with support for the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard." Intel also ran into trouble with its new mobile integrated graphics chipsets, which allegedly caused some notebooks to fail.

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