LONDON -- Intel Corp. is telling customers that it will miss its own target of delivering a Pentium 4 processor that can operate at a clock frequency of 4-GHz in 2004, according to a Reuters report that cited an Intel spokeswoman as its source.
The 4-GHz Pentium 4, which would be a record-breaking performance chip if delivered, has been delayed until some time in the first quarter of 2005, the report said and the delay is the latest in a series of mistakes by the world's largest chipmaker. Last week Craig Barrett, wrote to all Intel's employees calling on the company to improve its execution, it was reported on Wednesday (July 28).
"We're committed to putting our execution back on track in a way that makes the company even stronger," the report quoted Laura Anderson, an Intel spokeswoman, as saying.
No reason was given for the changed delivery timetable, which was part of a broader update of Intel's product plans sent to customers this week, the report said.