Intel’s CEO Brian Kzranich has confirmed that Intel is on schedule to ship its next-generation Broadwell chips to PC manufacturers by the end of this year.
Krzanich said it was unlikely, however, the first Broadwell PCs will be ready for the back-to-school season.
“I can guarantee for holiday, and not at the last second of holiday,” Krzanich said in an interview with Reuters.
“Back to school – that’s a tight one. Back to school you have to really have it on-shelf in July, August. That’s going to be tough.”
In effect, the first Broadwell chip-based PCs are likely to be in the marketplace around the end of October/early November to take advantage of the hectic Christmas sales season.
The Broadwell chipset boasts faster speeds, smaller size and a boost to graphics capabilities, as well as increased power efficiency.