Intel discontinues mobile processors
This week Intel published three Product Change Notifications (PCN), advising its customer of forthcoming discontinuation of several mobile CPUs. Six OEM microprocessors, including Celeron P4600, Pentium P6100, P6200 and P6300, and Core i3-370M and i3-390M will be end-of-lifed on October 16, 2012. Their last shipment date is April 16, 2013. In addition to OEM chips, Intel is going to retire Core i5-520M, i5-540M, i5-560M and i5-580M boxed CPUs. Their last order (EOL) date is October 19, 2012, and they will be shipped until January 18.
You may notice that all retired processors are from Westemere group of families. These chips were introduced in the second half 2010 or in January 2011, and they were on the market for more than a year. Apparently, mobile Westemere-based processors will be in production a bit longer than desktop counterparts, most of which have End-Of-Life date at end of June 2012, or earlier.
Related News (older articles):
Feb 12, 2012: Intel to retire Core i3-550 and i3-560 CPUs
Dec 08, 2011: Intel discontinues Pentium and Core-branded desktop CPUs
Sep 27, 2010: Intel introduces Mobile Pentiums, Core i3-380M and Core i5-460M
Sep 26, 2010: Intel launches new Core i7, Core i5 and Celeron mobile CPUs
Jun 22, 2010: New Mobile CPUs introduced, part II