915 chipset problem delays motherboards
DigiTimes has pumped its sources at Taiwanese motherboard makers for info and once again turned up something notable. Because of the recall of some ICH6 south bridge chips, motherboards based on the 915 chipsets will apparently be delayed until late July. DigiTimes speculates that the actual number of chips recalled may be higher than initially reported. Not only that, but the ripple effect has spilled into production schedules for related components:
The chip defect has also affected the supply of DDR2 chips and PCI Express graphic cards as related makers have slowed their production or capacity ramps amid weakened confidence over the 915 chipsets, the sources claimed.
Get ready to hurry up and wait.