Intel delays Centrino 2 “Montevina” platform

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Intel has officially delayed its upcoming Centrino 2 "Montevina" mobile platform. Company spokesman Bill Kircos said: "There were two minor issues we found during final testing – one with our integrated graphic chipsets, which we have found a workaround for but need to re-screen our parts, and second around our wireless wi-fi chip, which was a paperwork and certification mistake we made."

The launch date has been moved back to July 14 for the chipset, and an early August formal release for the platform itself.

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Intel’s upcoming Penryn-oriented mobile chipset, Montevina, was previously slated to push the current "Santa Rosa" platform aside in June. The new "Centrino 2" branding comes as a decision to differenciate this fifth-generation Centrino platform from previous releases.

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