Santa Clara, Calif. On January 31, 2011, Intel disclosed a design issue with the recently released support chip, the Intel 6 Series, which has the potential to impact certain PC system configurations. As a result of discussions and specific requests from computer makers, Intel is resuming shipments of the Intel 6 Series Chipset for use only in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue.
Intel stated that only computer makers who have committed to shipping the Intel 6 Series Chipset in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue will be receiving these shipments. Intel also has started manufacturing a new version of this support chip, and expects to begin shipping the new parts in mid-February.
The resumption of shipments is not changing the company’s updated first quarter 2011 and full-year financial outlook published on January 31, according to Intel.