Intel in No Hurry to Release New Ultra-thin Notebook Processors

Paul Lilly

Word from those deep in the trenches of the notebook market is that Intel has decided to hold off on launching new ultra-thin notebook chips until the third quarter.

Intel might even decide to wait longer, depending on how the market shapes up. Most notebook makers noted that ultra-thins only accounted for 10-15 percent of their total shipments in 2009, much lower than the 20-30 percent they were predicting. As a result, notebook makers have reduced their orders to clear out existing inventories.

Interestingly, Asus VP Tony Chen said that his company's ultra-thins currently account for about 40 percent of total shipments in Taiwan, but worldwide, that number drops down to 15 percent.

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