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At least some Ivy Bridge chips to be delayed

An Intel exec has confirmed delays in Ivy Bridge chips by 8-10 weeks — although it is still unclear exactly which processors the delay applies to and how this will affect Apple.

Sean Maloney, executive vice-president of Intel and chairman of Intel China, tells “The Financial Times” (http://macte.ch/K5eUa) that at least some of the processors have been pushed from an April to June debut. He said the adjustment was not caused by a lack of demand but came because of the new manufacturing process needed to make the smaller chips.

However, “The Financial Times” says Intel is still sticking its official plans to start shipping Ivy Bridge in the second quarter. Will Apple be among the first to get the chips? Can Mac users can expect Ivy Bridge for updates to their Macs closer to April or June? Stay tuned ….

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