Intel pushes back dual-core Atom debut

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Earlier this year a couple of leaked roadmaps suggested that Intel would begin production on a dual-core Atom chip in July. Although the company has yet to officially announce such a move, already we’re hearing about plans being postponed until September at the earliest.

According to DigiTimes, production on the dual-core units has been delayed due to “shortages of the single-core Atom chips.” The company is supposedly due to update customers on its plans for the dual-core Atom in August, but it seems as if they’re just playing with release dates as it gauges demand for the processors. With demand for its current 230 chip still going strong it wouldn’t be surprising to see them holding back on the dual-core units to give their single-core chip a longer shelf life.

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