The announcement by Intel last week that the release of the 0.18 micron Pentium III for desktops would be delayed by two months might have caused jitters in Nasdaq trading but should give no heartache to the channel.
Intel Australia marketing manager Phillip Dows said that they would still be releasing the 600 megahertz processor for desktops on or ahead of schedule later this year.
Intel has previously said it will release three versions of the 0.18 Pentium III technology, dubbed Coppermine by the end of the year, and Dows confirmed that this is still on track for the "second half of the year." He did not however nominate an expected date.
Meanwhile, Intel has introduced its first 0.18 micron processor, the mobile Pentium II running at 400 MHz as well as new 400MHz Celeron for mobiles using the 0.25 micron technology.