Yesterday, Intel stopped shipments of its 6 Series support chip, used in personal computers, because of a design flaw. Today, Samsung announced it will issue refunds or exchange for products containing the chipset. Intel will be paying for the refunds and replacements, so the move will not affect Samsung financially.
The faulty chipset affects the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD drives. The chipset is used in PCs with Intel’s latest Second Generation Intel Core processors, aka Sandy Bridge.
There is one PC lineup affected by this chip in the US, and 6 in South Korea.
[via Samsung Hub]