Intel’s EU Troubles and Centrino 2 Delayed

Due to some issues with the integrated graphics versions of the new Montevina chipset as well as FCC testing of the wireless cards, Intel’s Centrino 2 platform will be launching more than a month later than expected. The launch has now been pushed out to mid-July to early-August. Fortunately, products will be on the market for the back-to-school buying season.

In an unrelated, but also negative note for Intel, unnamed sources have let slip that the EU has reached some sort of decision in their investigation of Intel. The report noted that Intel could be fined up to 10% of its annual revenues ($4.1B) and be forced to end its advertising and rebate deals with customers. The EU has since come out and denied that a decision has been reached.

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