DigiTimes reports that even though Haswell was launched in June, the previous-generation Ivy Bridge platform will still remain with us for quite some time. The site explains laptop makers are still digesting their Ivy Bridge inventory, and heard that most retailers will continue to promote Ivy Bridge based systems until the end of 2013 and that Haswell demand is unlikely to pick up before the first half of 2014.
Intel's Haswell Refresh platform for desktops is anticipated in June 2014, but these chips will require a new motherboard. The first Broadwell-based chips are expected to follow in Q3 2014 but only for laptops at first.
Intel is expected to release the Haswell Refresh platform in June 2014 for the desktop market, but for the notebook segment, Intel is set to release its 14nm Broadwell-based U, Y and H series processors in the third quarter of 2014. There will be no updates for its N series processors for conventional notebooks.