Intel's Barrett fudges Merced, Coppermine

Delays irritate him, he admits

The man who runs Intel on a day-to-day basis has given the world the SP on chip delays. Craig Barrett, CEO of one of the biggest multinational corporations in the world, Intel, said today that when he heard Merced was delayed "nine months ago" he got very irritated. But, said Barrett, Merced was on target to deliver in 12 to 18 months time. He also waxed eloquent on the so-called Coppermine delay, saying that irritated him, as well. But he was not irritated at the Celeron's performance, said Barrett. He said that Celeron was making big inroads into the small business sector. ®

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