Intel Spots Chipset Design Flaw

February 1, 2011 by | Comments

Yestarday Intel announced it has discovered a design flaw in the Intel 6 Series.

Intel claims that the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, in a way it could impact the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives.

The flawed chipset is currently used in PCs with Intel’s latest Second Generation Intel Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge.

This has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories.

According to Intel the design issue was corrected, and the manufacturing a new version of the support chip has begun.

The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.


Revenues for the first quarter 2011 are expected to be reduced by roughly $300 million as the company discontinues production of the current version of the chipset and begins manufacturing the new version.

–(Intel Press Room)–

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