Rumor from the motherboard arena is that the launch of its 14nm Skylake desktop processors and the 100-series chipsets are pushed back to the end of August. Originally, the chip giant planned to reveal the platform in the second quarter of this year.
Intel reportedly has informed its motherboard partners that it will delay the release of its 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs and corresponding 100-series chipsets to the end of August, compared to its original schedule set for the second quarter of 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's motherboard industry.
The delay will affect PC makers' production and shipment plans for Haswell Refresh and Broadwell-U series products and may also delay the development of Broadwell models with a TDP of 65W, the sources noted.
PC makers will also not be able to unveil Skylake-based models during the upcoming Computex 2015 to be held in June in Taipei, thereby affecting PC sales in the second haft of 2015, said motherboard makers.
The delayed launch of Skylake processors may aim to avoid overlapping sales with previous platforms, indicated the sources.