Intel Delays Release Date of Next-Gen Microprocessors

The release of Intel's next generation microprocessors have been delayed and will now be available eight to ten weeks later than the original date scheduled. The information has been confirmed by executive vice president of Intel as well as chairman of Intel China, Sean Maloney.

The top executive confirmed that the successor of Sandy Bridge, the 22nm processor for notebooks, Ivy Bridge, will be on sale in June and not in April, as was previously stated.

Maloney explained, "I think maybe it's June now," in relation to the release date, reported Financial Times.

The reason behind this delay is the practise of a newer manufacturing process for making smaller chips. A spokesperson for Intel stated that the schedule for beginning the shipment of Ivy Bridge would remain unchanged.

Maloney also revealed that this April, a Lenovo smartphone powered by Intel would be launched in China with a further series of such devices to be launched worldwide.

China has emerged as a leading market for PC as well as smartphone distribution, with Lenovo currently ranked as one of the major device makers in the country.