SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Intel Corp. has resumed shipments of a chip with a known flaw. But in order to get it, computer makers must promise not to use it in designs that trigger the serious performance problem.
Intel stopped production of the faulty “chipset” last month, after discovering that it would cause some computers to gradually lose their ability to talk to their hard disk and DVD drives. Cleanup was expected to cost $1 billion.READ MORE: Sheriff: 1 Dead After Plane Crash Along Shore Of Clear Lake
Intel said Monday that customers demanded that the faulty chip go back on sale while Intel hustles out a fixed version of the chip, which is expected to ship this month. Computers can be designed in a way that avoids the problem.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Suspected Of Pointing Gun At Other Student During Fight In Marysville High Bathroom
Intel said the latest decision wouldn’t change the company’s financial guidance.
Intel’s Folsom campus houses 1.5 million square feet of office, lab and test space. It’s home to the company’s Americas Sales and Marketing and Information Technology departments.MORE NEWS: Wanted Attempted Homicide Suspect In Custody After Chase, Crash In Roseville
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