Peter Clarke, EETimes
1/31/2011 6:12 PM EST
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Some more details of a design error in a companion chip to the Sandy Bridge processor – and the fix being implemented – have emerged in a conference call held by Intel with financial analysts to discuss the issue and the impact on Intel's revenues and margins.
The chip, known as Series 6 or Cougar Point, passed rigorous functional testing performed by both Intel and its OEMs but nonetheless there is a problem which can show up in a low percentage of chips, according to Steve Smith, vice president of PC client operation enabling, speaking on the call.
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