One of the hottest questions that we got answered at CeBIT is the availability of mainstream quad cores. Zane A. Ball, a Director of Microprocessor Product Marketing, said that OEM systems with 45nm quad-core should be available by the end of March.
He also added that the supply of all 45nm parts should get continuously better in Q2. Intel also said that demand in Q1 has excited the chipmaker's expectations. The company is really happy about the acceptance of the Core 2 family and the demand for 45nm parts has been great.
It is simply good to be Intel these days, especially as the company competes with itself, at least for the time being.