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Trading was halted on INTC a few minutes ago, and a flurry of news regarding a Sandy Bridge chipset error involving SATA ports dying and how much it was going to cost Intel started to show up for me.

I'll update with a source once it shows up outside of my trading news wire:

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For Q1, Intel expects the chipset design error to reduce revenue by approximately $300M as the company discontinues production of the current version of the chipset and begins manufacturing the new version. Full-year revenue is not expected to be materially affected by the issue. Total cost to repair and replace affected materials and systems in the market is estimated to be $700M . Since this issue affected some of the chipset units shipped and produced in the fourth quarter of 2010, the company will take a charge against cost of goods sold, which is expected to reduce Q4 gross margin percentage by approximately 4 percentage points from the previously reported 67.5%. The company will also take a charge in the Q1 while will lower the previously communicated gross margin percentage by 2 percentage points and the full-year gross margin percentage by one percentage point.
Intel's trading is still halted, and they have cut their forcast. AMD is up a decent bit.

Edit:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...nting-Solution
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post #2 of 21
Oh my. I want to see how this plays out.
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what is the over and under for how many times this will get posted today
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its funny when the big guy on the block trips over his own two left feet sometimes.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gooddog View Post
what is the over and under for how many times this will get posted today
19 :d
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this is interesting considering

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/...nting-solution

says that there will only be a 300 mill shortfall
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Well at least it happened to Intel instead of AMD. Something like this would be the end of AMD as we know it.
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It's just occurred to me, that now is an epic time to buy Intel stock. No way are they going to go bust, the only way is up!
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ugh. just had my intel trasferred to me finally. b e a utifu.
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It's just occurred to me, that now is an epic time to buy Intel stock. No way are they going to go bust, the only way is up!
I actually sold all mine and picked it back up as a short sell. Will do that until things seem to have bottomed out, sell it, and then buy it back again to hopefully bank again on the uprise

This is all on Investopedia's stock simulator of course...
Edited by cmeeks - 1/31/11 at 9:03am
    
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