Faulty Intel Chipset Recall
Andy Ruffell / 869 days ago
Two days ago, Intel announced that it had shipped 6 Series and Xeon C200 chipsets with a design flaw. The bad news is that the affected chipsets, which can potentially affect HDDs and DVD drives, has already been incorporated into various manufacturer’s motherboards and OEM products.
Naturally Intel’s announcement was followed by a rush of companies looking to minimise the damage. Some online retailers, such as Newegg and eBuyer, have tackled the issue by removing listings for the faulty products. Meanwhile, Samsung announced today that they will be refunding or exchanging all of their products launched so far; an act which is apparently funded by Intel.
Intel have apparently now fixed the SATA-related issue and; The company expects to begin delivering the updated version of the chipset to customers in late February and expects full volume recovery in April. Even then, the repercussions will be hitting the silicon giant hard, with many estimating that the fiasco will cost Intel up to $1 billion by the time all is well again.