Notebook makers generally unconcerned by Broadwell delay

Posted on Thursday, October 17 2013 @ 14:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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DigiTimes spoke to notebook makers about the impact of Intel's Broadwell delay and got to hear that it will likely have little impact on the notebook industry because new hardware is no longer the priority for consumers when purchasing notebooks. Some players believe the delay is going to put Intel in a worse position in the mobile device market though, as the chip giant is already facing serious challenges in this market.
Intel's decision to delay the mass shipment schedule of its 14nm Broadwell-based processors by one quarter from the end of 2013 is expected to buy brand vendors some time to finish their transition from Ivy Bridge to Haswell and allow them and Intel to readjust their steps in platform transitioning, according to sources from notebook players.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said at the company press conference that the company will delay its Broadwell CPU production by at least one quarter due to yield rate problems.

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