Alviso Chipset Slated For 2005

The Alviso chipset for Pentium M notebooks, slated for autumn, won’t hit the market until 2005. Intel still plans to start shipping the chipset to PC makers in the fourth quarter, but notebooks incorporating it won’t arrive until early 2005. Design and timing problems contributed to the delay. Early versions of Alviso were not up to Intel’s standards, requiring more design work. Further, releasing the chip any later than early in the fourth quarter would make it too late for notebook makers’ 2004 plans. Alviso will add PCI Express, Serial ATA, high-definition audio, 533MHz FSB.. When paired with the fastest Pentium M processors and a new tri-band Wi-Fi module, Alviso is expected to significantly improve performance of Centrino brand notebooks. Though it’s considered a major notebook product, Alviso’s delay isn’t likely to have a material impact on Intel’s overall business, due to the chipset’s timing.


The Alviso chipset for Pentium M notebooks, slated for autumn, won’t hit the market until 2005. Intel still plans to start shipping the chipset to PC makers in the fourth quarter, but notebooks incorporating it won’t arrive until early 2005. Design and timing problems contributed to the delay. Early versions of Alviso were not up to Intel’s standards, requiring more design work. Further, releasing the chip any later than early in the fourth quarter would make it too late for notebook makers’ 2004 plans. Alviso will add PCI Express, Serial ATA, high-definition audio, 533MHz FSB.. When paired with the fastest Pentium M processors and a new tri-band Wi-Fi module, Alviso is expected to significantly improve performance of Centrino brand notebooks. Though it’s considered a major notebook product, Alviso’s delay isn’t likely to have a material impact on Intel’s overall business, due to the chipset’s timing.

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