Digitimes, citing anonymous sources in the industry, is reporting that Intel plans to delay their Cedar Trail– M netbook platform and line of Atom mobile CPUs.
The Cedar Trail-M platform includes two new CPUs, a 32nm-based Atom N2800 with a 1.86GHz clock speed and the N2600 that runs at at 1.6GHz.
The launch of Cedar Trail – M was expected in September, but Digitimes claims it will be pushed back until November. Apparently the platform has failed to pass the Windows 7 certification test, as issues have emerged with its integrated graphics drivers and Direct X 10.1. Delays are needed to make the necessary changes to obtain the certification.
As netbooks no longer enjoy the market clout they once did – because of the emergence of tablet-culture – this delay is not expected to have a substantial affect on the notebook market as a whole.