Intel Delays Sonoma Launch Due to Alviso Chipset Glitch

August 11, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) revealed that its Sonoma platform launch would be delayed until the first quarter due to some quality issues with the Alviso chipset, a component of the Sonoma platform. The company said the delay also reflected an effort to re-align the launch with its customers' product launches. The Alviso will ship for revenue in the fourth quarter.

The Sonoma platform is Intel's next-generation design for notebook computers and includes the Alviso chipset, an increase in Pentium M processor speed and a next-generation wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g triband capability. Intel is working to create a platform that offers an all-day battery life by 2010; to achieve its battery life goal, thr company is looking at a variety of battery technologies, including renewable sources such as fuel cells.