ZDNET: "Intel is looking to quickly phase out the Pentium III desktop PC processor this autumn as it ramps up
production of Pentium 4 in computers with a mainstream price point, the company confirmed today.
According to industry sources, Intel plans to stop taking orders for the Pentium III desktop processor as of Dec. 7.
Intel would not comment on the exact date that the chip would disappear. An Intel spokesman said that while
Pentium III support will continue for some long-term Pentium III customers, such as governments, the focus will now
definitively shift to Pentium 4."