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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Computer Business News: AMD Delays New Processor Release

In computer business news, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) decided to delay the launch of its new Turion 64 X2 processors. According to sources, the delay is expected to be about one month long.

Sources in the computer business, specifically those at Taiwan-based notebook manufacturers stated that AMD’s debut dual-core processor created especially for notebooks is being delayed because there is not enough demand for it yet in the global mobile market. The reason for the slow demand is largely due to Microsoft’s decision not to release Vista currently, the upcoming version of its Windows system. AMD’s chip is set to be shipped in June.

Vista will not be released until early 2007, and the announcement of this postponed release already has many solution providers irritated since they were expecting release during the fourth quarter, spurring end-of-the-year demand for the product.

Blogged By: Joshua Feinberg