Intel Confirms Centrino 2 Chip Delay

Intel has confirmed that there will be a delay in getting the Centrino 2 chipset (Montevina) rolled out as scheduled. “Minor issues” supposedly turned up in final testing resulting in a delay until August.

“There were two minor issues we found during final testing – one with our integrated graphic chipsets, which we have found a workaround for but need to re-screen our parts, and second around our wireless wi-fi chip, which was a paperwork and certification mistake we made,” said Bill Kircos, a spokesman for Intel, in an email.

“Both of these led us to establishing a launch date for our mobile processors and discrete chipsets of the week of July 14th, and taking a couple of weeks to get the right readiness and volume for the rest of our components,” Kircos added. “We’re looking at early August for that.”

Look for some changes in launch schedules from OEMs.