Taiwan’s notebook makers have been upset as the launch of Intel’s mobile Dothan processors has been delayed to April or May from a revised schedule most recently slated for early February. Local makers said they are now uncertain when Intel will start actually delivering the Dothan processors, but they have rescheduled their production lines for deliveries in May. The sources speculated that Intel is focusing its relatively limited 90nm capacity on the desktop-use Prescott processors in order to better compete with AMD’s newly launched Athlon 64 3400+ processors for high-end desktop PCs. The delay of Dothan is not expected to affect the demand for Centrino notebooks.

Taiwan’s notebook makers have been upset as the launch of Intel’s mobile Dothan processors has been delayed to April or May from a revised schedule most recently slated for early February. Local makers said they are now uncertain when Intel will start actually delivering the Dothan processors, but they have rescheduled their production lines for deliveries in May. The sources speculated that Intel is focusing its relatively limited 90nm capacity on the desktop-use Prescott processors in order to better compete with AMD’s newly launched Athlon 64 3400+ processors for high-end desktop PCs. The delay of Dothan is not expected to affect the demand for Centrino notebooks.