ATI is likely to postpone the launch of its new integrated north bridge chipsets, the RS400 and RS480, to the fourth quarter of this year, instead of the third quarter as originally planned. If ATI fails to bring the two chipsets to the market in early October, the company may miss the opportunity to secure orders from PC OEMs, which tend to have their fourth quarter goods shipped before the end of October. The RS400, which supports the P4 platform, has been remodeled twice, partly due to I/O problems. The RS480, which supports the K8 platform, has had fewer problems.

ATI is likely to postpone the launch of its new integrated north bridge chipsets, the RS400 and RS480, to the fourth quarter of this year, instead of the third quarter as originally planned. If ATI fails to bring the two chipsets to the market in early October, the company may miss the opportunity to secure orders from PC OEMs, which tend to have their fourth quarter goods shipped before the end of October. The RS400, which supports the P4 platform, has been remodeled twice, partly due to I/O problems. The RS480, which supports the K8 platform, has had fewer problems.