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Intel Skylake processor release date slipping – reports

Nothing expected until much later this year

Reports in Asia are suggesting that Intel's Skylake processors may be delayed, in spite of Chipzilla's September promise it would ship on time.

At IDF 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said Skylake would land in devs' hands early 2015 ahead of shipping “by the second half of the year”.

If you take that to mean early in the third quarter, then Digitimes disagrees.

Digitimes' Joanne Chien writes that the schedule will be held back so as not to dent sales of Broadwell-based notebooks.

That's not a definite slip, but the report claims that “Intel has set the RTM schedule for the Skylake to the 37-47th weeks of 2015”. The later schedule, Chen claims, would hurt Windows 10 notebook sales, because Skylake-based models won't be able to reach retail until late September, at best.

It may be, though, that Intel left itself room in September for a later ship date without exposing itself to accusations of breaking its promises. ®

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