“Intel recently notified its partner about its latest platform Chief River that adopts 22nm Ivy Bridge processors with native support of USB 3.0, according to sources from motherboard makers.
As Intel is set to release its Huron River platform at CES 2011 along with notebook brands showcasing their related models, the company is also in preparing the new Chief River platform aiming for mass production in September 2011 and a public announcement in January 2012.
As for netbook platforms, Intel is set to mass produce the next generation Cedar Trail-M in the second quarter of 2011. Meanwhile the company is aiming to mass produce its Oak Trail platform for its Sleek Netbook segment targeting the tablet PC market in December 2010. The Oak Trail platform is a combination of Intel’s Lincroft (Atom Z6xx series) processor with Whitney Point chipset.”
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It has taken quite a while for native support for USB 3.0 to appear on an Intel chipset and while we now know which chipset it will first appear on the wait still continues as Chief River will not be arriving until sometime in 2012. This should give them enough time to iron out any issues with the 22nm process it is going to be built on. CES 2011 will at least bring us the mobile Huron River chipset and DigiTimes also reports that we will see new netbooks from Intel before the year is out.