Launch of Intel’s Santa Rosa notebook platform now expected in 2Q 2007

The launch of Intel¡¯s Santa Rosa notebook platform, originally expected in the first quarter of 2007, will not happen until the second quarter, according to sources in Taiwan cited by a Chinese-language Commercial Times report today. The delay will affect Taiwan notebook makers’ shipment plans for next year, which had already taken into consideration the new platform’s launch, according to the sources. The sources did not specify the reason for the delay, but Intel was cited by the paper as denying there would be a delay. Intel said that it has never publicly specified a launch date, but the company indicated that the new platform will definitely make its debut in the first half of 2007, according to the paper.


The launch of Intel’s Santa Rosa notebook platform, originally expected in the first quarter of 2007, will not happen until the second quarter, according to sources in Taiwan cited by a Chinese-language Commercial Times report today. The delay will affect Taiwan notebook makers’ shipment plans for next year, which had already taken into consideration the new platform’s launch, according to the sources. The sources did not specify the reason for the delay, but Intel was cited by the paper as denying there would be a delay. Intel said that it has never publicly specified a launch date, but the company indicated that the new platform will definitely make its debut in the first half of 2007, according to the paper.

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