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
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.