intellogo Intel potentially delaying mobile Ivy Bridge until June

In a move to help not only to shift the notebook makers stock, but also its own, it looks like Intel will delay its mass market launch of mobile Ivy Bridge processors from April to June. Apparently Sandy Bridge based notebooks haven't sold as well as expected and a lot of inventory is still stuck in the channel.

In a move to help not only to shift the notebook makers stock, but also its own, it looks like Intel will delay its mass market launch of mobile Ivy Bridge processors from April to June. Apparently Sandy Bridge based notebooks haven't sold as well as expected and a lot of inventory is still stuck in the channel.

Digitimes is reporting that as such, Intel has decided to ship small volumes of processors from April, most likely the higher-end quad core models and hold back on the full blown launch until June. This is a highly unusual move by Intel, but discounts alone are apparently not enough for the company to clear its and its partner's inventory.

It's not clear if this will affect the desktop product line as well, although we have a feeling it's not as likely, as Intel has already staggered the launch here with only the Core i7 and i5 parts being available at launch. Apparently several notebook manufacturers aren't expecting consumers to replace their notebooks until Windows 8 arrives later this year and as such they aren't hoping for big sales until then.

Source: Digitimes