Intel Pentium II finally retires

Intel released an official obituary this week, so reports The Register. The company is stopping production of the Pentium II chips that tapped at 266MHz, 333MHz, 366MHz and 466MHz. However, the processors will still be available to order for some time and it is estimated that stocks will not be exhausted until June 2006. The processor was not only a success in the desktop market, but also remained popular with manufacturers of embedded systems for many years. Canadian All Computers recently claimed that Intel had infringed two patents with the production of the Pentium II and stated that it wanted to receive compensation of 500 million dollars.