Sales of the Itanium chip, which is used in high-powered, high-end computers to replace mainframe computers, among other uses, have not been as robust as Intel hoped, analysts have said.More info at Reuters.
"These very high end chips are hard and it is always tough to control the schedules in terms of when they're going to be ready for prime time," said Nathan Brookwood, an analyst at market research firm Insight 64. "There's probably some more testing that needed to be done."
But Montecito will still deliver twice the performance of the current Itanium version code-named Madison, McLaughlin said. The market for such high-end computers amounts to about 500,000 units annually, Brookwood said.
Intel delays Itanium 'Montecito'
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 25 2005 @ 02:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck