Samsung offers full refund for Intel chip

Feb 01, 2011
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of memory chips, said it would fully refund customers who had bought its personal computers built with a flawed chipset from Intel Corp.

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of memory chips, said Tuesday it would fully refund customers who had bought its personal computers built with a flawed chipset from Intel Corp.

US giant Intel said recently it had discovered a design problem in the new chipset that is expected to cost it $1 billion in repairs and lost revenue while also delaying the release of computers using its new microprocessors.

"There are six PC line-ups released in Korea and one in the US, and we plan to fully refund or exchange the product in question," Samsung spokesman James Chung said.

Intel recently released its second-generation Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge, that combine graphics and computing on a single piece of silicon.

But it said Monday that the chipset connecting the Sandy Bridge processors to other parts of the PC system had a problem that could potentially cause hard-disk or DVD drives to malfunction.

Samsung, however, said there would be no financial impact on its business as total payment will be funded by .

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Bob_Kob
5 / 5 (3) Feb 01, 2011
Aaand here is AMD's chance.
Objectivist
5 / 5 (2) Feb 01, 2011
AMD stands no chance. I'm very sad to say this but it's the truth. It's been 5 (!!!) years since AMD acquired ATI. Where is that revolutionary GPU/CPU unit that everybody was talking about? What happened with the netbook market? Intel Atom. What about the smartphone market? Qualcomm Snapdragon. How long did it take AMD to produce 45nm chips? Not to mention 32nm--which is yet to be seen coming from AMD. I've been a fan of AMDs products since the K6 era, mainly for their ability to deliver such a powerful device at such an incredibly low cost, but unless they get some real funding or some new leadership AMD is going see their distance to Intel growing day by day.

I'm sorry. I wish it was AMDs chance, but that chip sailed a long time ago.