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Intel resumes flawed chip delivery

Posted: 10 Feb 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Intel 6 Series chipset  chip design error  Cougar Point 

Intel Corp. said it has resumed shipments of its 6 Series chipset, but only to computer makers who will use the chipset in PC system configurations not impacted by the recently discovered design flaw.

Intel said it made the decision to resume shipments after extensive discussions with computer makers, which requested that the company resume shipments. The company disclosed that only computer makers who have committed to shipping the chipset in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue will be receiving the shipments.

Intel also revealed that it has commenced manufacturing on a new version of the support chip, which the company expects to begin shipping in mid-February.

Intel admitted recently that it found a design error in the support chip, code-named Cougar Point, which began shipping January 9. The company later described a fix for the issue, which it has begun implementing. Intel said the error could cost the company as much as Rs.3,210.63 crore ($700 million).

Dylan McGrath
EE Times

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