Error In Intel Sandy Bridge 6-Series Processors May Cost $1 Billion

The Sandy Bridge processors manufactured by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has some flaws. Intel has halted their chipset shipments until a bug free version starts shipping out next month. “In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives,” said Intel in a statement.

For those who have already bought devices with the Sandy Bridge processor, they will work with OEM partners to accept the returns. This will cost Intel $300 million in first quarter revenue and $700 million in repair/replacement costs. Intel said that they will make up for the lost revenue by the end of the year.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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