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Intel to discontinue 25 desktop CPUs in 1H 2012

by on05 January 2012

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Suppliers prepare for 22nm Ivy Bridge in April

According to industry sources in Taiwan, Intel has notified its hardware partners that it will cease production of 25 desktop CPU models in order to pave the way for its upcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge desktop CPUs, which are expected to launch in April 2012.

The report states that Intel will cease production and then terminate production of these CPUs in two major segments over the first half of 2012. Between January 2011 and March 2011 (Q1 2012), Core i7 875K, Core i7 860S, Core i5 760, Core i5 750S, Core i5 655K, Celeron 450 and Celeron 430 production will be terminated. During the same timeframe, Core i5 661, Core i5 660, Core i3 530, Pentium E5700 and Celeron E3500 production will all be suspended, and production will be terminated in Q2 2012.

Between April and June (Q2 2012), Core i7 960, Core i7 950, Core i7 930, Core i7 870 and Pentium G960 production will all be suspended and terminated. During the same timeframe, Core i7 880S, Core i7 870S, Core Duo  E7500, Core Duo E7600, Pentium E6600, Pentium E550 and Celeron E3300 production will be terminated.

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