At the Intel Developer Forum last September the company unveiled Broadwell, its upcoming 14nm chip microarchitecture. During the keynote a laptop powered by a Broadwell chip was shown off, the company CEO promised 30 percent improvement in power efficiency. It was said during the keynote that Bordwell will ship by the end of next year but during the company’s conference call with analysts late last year CEO Brian Krzanich said that the chip had been delayed to the first half of 2015.
Now though there’s good news for anyone waiting for Broadwell chips to ship. Speaking to Reuters at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, Intel CEO said that the company is now on schedule to ship Broadwell to PC manufacturers in the second half of 2014.
initially the delay was caused by setbacks faced in the implementation of new manufacturing technology. Now that the CEO is committing to a 2014 release again it looks like those manufacturing bottlenecks have been taken care of.
Krzanich expects to see PCs powered by Broadwell chips go on sale prior to the lucrative holiday season. He doesn’t believe that manufacturers will be ready to get products out in time for the back to school season but for now he’s certain that they can make the holiday season shopping frenzy.