Intel Nixes Plans for 4-Gigahertz Pentium

” The world’s largest semiconductor company had originally said it would release the fast Pentium 4 by the end of 2004 after touting its plan for months. Then in July, it pushed back the releaseto early next year.

The cancellation was not a complete surprise, given recent changes in Intel’s strategy. At the same time, the chip industry has begun focusing on improving chip performance through other ways than speed.

Intel engineers are studying adding additional processing engines to a single chip and improving the efficiency in how the chips interact with the rest of the system. “

Intel has had a number of chip delays lately coupled with poor sales and chipset changes. Our recommendation for Intel is to take your time, get it right and tell the marketing boys to back off until its time to introduce the product.

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