Sources from PC makers revealed to DigiTimes that AMD's Kaveri APU is unlikely to show up in the market until February 2014. The site heard that mass productionof Kaveri won't start until the end of 2013, but it's unknown if this is due to technical issues with the chip or whether AMD is shifting its attention towards booming markets such as the tablet market rather than the faltering desktop PC market.
AMD originally expected to start supplying its Heterogeneous System Architecture (HAS) Kaveri APUs in the second half of 2013, but according to the company's latest plans, the CPU maker will only provide two A10 and one A8 APU pilot production samples to its clients in December 2013, indicating that Kaveri APU-based PC products may have difficulties showing up in the retail channel before April 2014, the sources said.
In the first half of 2014, AMD plans to release two more HSA-based APU series: Berlin for server products and Beema, to replace the existing Kabini APU series. In 2015, AMD will release Carizo and Nolan APU series to replace Kaveri and Beema, respectively, both featuring HSA.