According to “DigiTimes” ( says Intel will postpone mass shipments of its upcoming Ivy Bridge processors until June or afterward.

Though the company will still announce the new products and ship a small volume of the processors in early April, mass shipments are not expected to occur until after June, the article says quoting unnamed “sources from notebook players.”

“Because most first-tier notebook vendors are having trouble digesting their Sandy Bridge notebook inventories due to the weak global economy, while Intel is also troubled by its Sandy Bridge processor inventory, the CPU giant plans to delay mass shipments of the new processors to minimize the impact, the sources noted,” says “DigiTimes.”

As noted by “AppleInsider” (, according to an alleged leaked roadmap that surfaced late last year, Intel’s Ivy Bridge chip candidates for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air had been tentatively scheduled for a May 2012 debut. So will that be postponed? Or is Apple on Intel’s select list for receiving some Ivy Bridge processors in April?