Sources at laptop makers told DigiTimes that Calpella-based systems will remain the major sales force for the next three months since Intel is reducing their discounts for Huron River components because Calpella inventories are still rather high. This means shipments of Huron River based laptops are expected to remain low until February 2011.
Because Intel's Calpella inventory levels are still rather high, while channel sales are not performing as strongly as expected. Intel's strategy of reducing discounts is expected to effectively digest its Calpella inventory.
As a result, brand vendors' shipment proportion for Huron River-based notebooks before February of 2011 is expected to remain low.