Intel Plans More Processor Upgrades.
Intel Corp plans its next processor upgrades next Monday, August
2, when 600MHz .25 micron Pentium III and 500MHz Celeron processors
should be announced. It cut prices on current 550MHz Pentium IIIs on
July 19 in preperation for the launch (CI No 3,705). Originally, Intel
had planned to produce 600MHz Pentium IIIs using .18 micron technology,
but that chip - codenamed Coppermine - has now been delayed until some
time in November. OEMs are likely to be immediately ready with new
desktop machines using the processors, and IBM Corp is promising a new
program to help customers decide whether or not to upgrade.