CNET reported, citing an unnamed source, Intel has started shipping ‘Haswell’ chip to major PC makers. The chip-maker’s fourth generation core processor family, Haswell, “will launch later this quarter,” according to the source.
Intel is expected to announce the development at IDF Beijing conference next week. However, Intel has issued a Product Change Notification (PCN) regarding a newly discovered USB bug in Haswell chip. The USB bug causes USB 3.0 devices to disappear after the PC enters standby mode. The removable devices have to be reconnected again in some cases.
Intel has issued a statement regarding the issue yesterday afternoon.
4th gen Core is on track for a midyear launch. Intel issued a PCN (Product Change Notification) documenting a chipset USB errata and stating that chipsets with the errata will be in production during the initial ramp. But Intel has confirmed that there is no chance of data loss or corruption. This issue has only been observed with a small subset of USB SuperSpeed thumb drives and does not affect other USB peripherals. We take all customer issues seriously and should any customer have a question or concern they can always contact Intel customer support.