Reason for the delay of the Pentium 4
As we reported, the appearance of the Xeon variant of the Pentium 4 will be postponed unexpectedly. The reason for this delay is a packaging error in the silicon that caused the processor to fail some electromagnetic integrity tests.
This fact was discovered by an unknown OEM manufacturer, but was later discovered by Intel's side to be confirmed. The OEM manufacturers, who have already received some Pentium 4 Xeon processors, have been forced to wait by Intel until a solution has been found for the problem.