Cisco reserved $ 125 million for impact Intel Atom C2000 problems

Feb

17

2017

Cisco has earmarked an amount of $ 125 million for the expected costs related to the problems with Intel Atom C2000 chips. These processors appear to have defects with the clock-output, which ensure that the chips stop functioning.

Cisco calls the Atom C2000 unnamed in its quarterly earnings, but the wording is clear that the $ 125 million being put aside because of the problems with those chips. Cisco is talking about ‘costs for expected loss of a common clock signal component of a third party, which has been incorporated into several products.

The Intel Atom C2000 is malfunctioning revealed in early February. Commenting on the quarterly results, Intel reported a problem with a product, “slightly higher failure rates” would show, noted The Register then. Cisco already had an extensive communication put and faq on his website that multiple network and switch products could have problems and that risk would increase force after 18 months.

It is according to an Intel spokesperson quicker than anticipated wear of a component when it is placed under load. Specifically, it is the LPC clock output that can stop functioning, causing failure of the chip is shown by Intel documentation . The affected processors are the Intel Atom C2308, C2338, C2350, C2358, C2508, C2518, C2530, C2538, C2550, C2558, C2718, C2730, C2738, C2750 and C2758. It involves the B0 stepping of the chip.

Cisco is not the only manufacturer to have released products with inadequate Atom chips. Serve The Home put on a row which include Supermicro, Netgatem QCT, iXsystems, Synology and ASRock products are delivered by the chips. Some of them have set up replacement programs, but not all manufacturers have provided clarity about the steps to be taken

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