Flaw Stops Some Intel Chip Shipments

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Santa Clara, Calif. - Intel reported a flaw in a support chip used with its just-introduced second-generation Core processors.

The company said the problem lies with its Intel 6 Series support chip, code-named Cougar Point. The design flaw in some cases causes the SATA port to degrade over time.

Intel has stopped shipping the support chip and has corrected the design flaw.

New chipsets will not be delivered until late February and full volume shipments will not take place until April, the company said.

Intel will work with vendors to return the flawed chipsets. The company expects the flaw to reduce first-quarter revenue by $300 million.


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