Taiwanese mainboard manufacturers reveal that Intel first 0.13 micron Tualatin is released to it's OEM customers from June 2001. As Intel targets Tualatin for the notebook market and Pentium 4 as the successor for desktop PCs, mainboard companies will accept Tualatin board orders before manufacturing it.
In June, Intel will officially introduce Tualatin for notebook. The lowest speed shall be 1Ghz. Tualatin for notebook will also be renamed as Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor-M head-on with AMD Athlon 4. Brookdale-M will also be renamed as 845MP.
Tualatin was previously scheduled for May 2001 but it was delayed. According to the Intel roadmaps, Tualatin will be in mass production in Q3 2001. Manufacturers indicate that they are ready but due to the fact that Tualatin is faster than Socket 423 P4, and there might be fight and confusion between P4 and Tualatin, they will delay it. Thus, Tualatin price will be higher than Pentium 4.
The mainboard manufacturers finds that Tualatin would be a transient product. Pentium 4 is still the mainstream product for the next half year. They will manufacture small amounts and will adjust it based on market requirements.