Intel Chief River Notebook Chips To See Mass-Production In Sept 2011?

Intel has supposedly been paving the way for mass production of its upcoming Chief River notebook platform, according to DigiTimes' shady sources at motherboard manufacturers.  Built using the company's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, and boasting native USB 3.0 support, Chief River will apparently go into production in September 2011, with an official launch following in January 2012.

The platform is the successor to Intel's Huron River, itself tipped for a CES 2011 debut.  Smaller netbooks, meanwhile, will see mass-produced Cedar Trail-M chips in Q2 2011, while tablets will get Oak Trail chips in December this year, combining Atom Z6xx processors and Whitney Point chipsets.