The move is set to have an impact in Australia with PC manufacturers including Apple set to face a shortage in new products claims IDC Analysts.
The 22nm Ivy Bridge chips, which will introduce Intel's new 3D tri-gate architecture, leading to innovations in power management and security, are planned to give a major new boost to the ultrabook and notebook market, and are hotly awaited by major PC makers.
The plan was for a major April launch, but according to DigiTimes, Intel now will ship only a small volume in April. The mass shipments will not occur until after June, it says.
One problem, according to DigiTimes, is that most notebook vendors are having trouble unloading their current Sandy Bridge notebook inventories, due to the weak global economy.
Intel is also troubled by its own Sandy Bridge processor inventory, according to DigiTimes - hence the decision to delay mass shipments of Ivy Bridge.
Many notebook vendors believe the PC replacement trend is unlikely to really get under way until after September, when Microsoft launches Windows 8.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini in January said Sandy bridge would be launched in "early spring". In the USA, spring begins on March 20, the vernal equinox.