ASUS CEO Jonney Shih told EE Times that the company's new Transformer Prime tablet with the NVIDIA Kal-El (Tegra 3) quad-core SoC will be released on November 9.
Kal-El, the codename for the third generation of Nvidia’s Tegra mobile processor, was due out by the end of summer or early September, but will now emerge early next month in Asus’ new 10-inch, 8.3 mm thin tablet.
The delay came down to increased validation time, an Nvidia spokesman said. “It took a little more time than we thought to get the software optimized for the hardware,” the spokesman said, denying any silicon delays.
“We are on schedule,” he added, despite the short delay for Kal-El and rumors of further hold ups in the Tegra roadmap.