Sandy Bridge might arrive earlier
Intel CEO Paul Otellini told investors that the company's upcoming 32nm Sandy Bridge processors will start shipping faster than anticipated due to rave reviews by customers. Otellini didn't reveal an exact launch date, but he did mention that Intel will ship Sandy Bridge for revenue by the end of this year.
The world's largest chip maker even plans to spend more money on new factory equipment to speed up the rollout of the chips.
"I am more excited by Sandy Bridge than I have been in any product that the company has launched in a number of years," said Paul Otellini, Intel's president and CEO, during the company's second quarter conference call. "Due to the very strong reception of Sandy Bridge, we have accelerated our 32-nanometer factory ramp and have raised our capex guidance to enable us to meet the anticipated demand."
The company raised its capital expenditures guidance to US$5.2 billion [B] from $4.8 billion previously.
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