Major players such as Asus, Gigabyte, ECS, MSI, ASRock, Acer, Lenovo and Toshiba have issued recalls for affected hardware, which includes plenty of Sandy Bridge notebooks. Asus believes the mishap will cut into its first quarter revenue by about 2%, possibly making it the worst of the year. Nonetheless, the manufacturer notes that its second quarter results should prove better than expected because of the delayed demand.
Intel began mass production of its fixed chipsets today and expects to ship small orders to Asus and Gigabyte next week. Supply of B3 stepping Cougar Point chipsets should reach normal levels in April.