Techweb heeft een artikeltje gepost met meer info over de delay van de Intel Camino chipset. De release van de i820, oorspronkelijk gepland voor maandag, zou tot 3 maanden vertraagd kunnen worden:
Analyst Peter Glaskowsky of MicroDesign Resources, Sebastopol, Calif., said the error could push out Camino's launch anywhere from one to three months. In the meantime, OEMs will virtually be forced to purchase Intel's 440BX chip set, or select Via's Apollo Pro Plus 133.
Industry sources said earlier this week that they had discovered a close proximity of Direct Rambus inline memory modules (RIMMs) created too much heat in certain areas. Existing signal-integrity problems apparently were aggravated by the additional heat, analysts said.
[...] The quickest way to solve the timing problem with three RIMM slots is to shorten the memory bus line, industry sources said; and they now say they believe Intel is doing exactly that. But if Intel cannot design a work-around as expected, then existing boards will have to be scrapped pending a redesign.