Intel is reportedly preparing to unveil its first string of Ivy Bridge processors on Monday, April 23. The quad-core chips, which emphasize graphics and multimedia processing strengths, will be available for both mobile and desktop devices, CNET said. Dual-core chips are expected to land later this year and will be used in Intel-based ultrabooks. Many of the industry’s big players have been anticipating the arrival of Intel’s Ivy Bridge series for next-gen hardware. Apple is expected to use Ivy Bridge for its rumored “Air-like” 15-inch MacBook Pro, while other manufacturers, such as Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Acer and HP, are tapping the chip for upcoming Windows 8 ultrabooks planned for later this year. Some of Ivy Bridge’s features include PCI Express 3.0 support, multiple 4K video playback and tri-gate transistor technology.