Intel: AmTech Reports Trouble With Centrino FCC Certification; Graphics Issues With Montevina Chipset
Intel has developed a pair of technical issues, American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman asserts today.
One, Freedman says the company had a “mis-step in the completion of FCC certification” for the next-generation Centrino processor with support for the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard. “Without the certification,” he contends, “the CPUs can only be sold outside the U.S.” He says the impact of the issue is likely to be a slower ramp of 802.11n, as the new Montevina chipset can ship with processors that support 802.11 a/b/g.
Meanwhile, he also says that issues have cropped up with the integrated graphics in the Montevina platform. He says failures are occurring at notebook OEMs.