Bloomberg reports Samsung will offer refunds on some PCs with the Intel 6-series chipsets while NEC will delay some of its PC models. Acer didn't respond to Bloomberg's call and Lenovo is still working with Intel on the technical details.
Samsung will give refunds for computers equipped with chipsets that support Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, James Chung, a spokesman for South Korea’s largest electronics maker, said today. NEC may push back the release of four new models because of the faulty chip, said Akiko Shikimori, a spokeswoman at Japan’s biggest PC vendor. Fujitsu Ltd. spokesman Masato Nagata said the company is investigating the matter.
Intel, the world’s largest maker of semiconductors, said yesterday it may spend $700 million to repair and replace affected products. The Santa Clara, California-based company said it corrected the flaw.