Intel: What A Tease And What A Strategy

It was supposed to be top secret," says the president of one computer maker. But within days, the news was out: Intel Corp. was telling customers not to sell computers based on its long-awaited microprocessor, called Pentium, until mid-May. That adds two months to the three-month delay Intel announced last July. Investors, speculating about problems with the chip, drove Intel's stock down 3 1/8, to 106 1/8.

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