Over $1bn in broken Xbox 360s could have been avoided for $10m
The secret cause of the Xbox 360's ubiquitous Red Ring of Death is out and it ain't pretty: to save "tens of millions of dollars" in contracted design costs, Microsoft decided to design the GPU chip themselves and have Taiwan Semiconductor manufacture them. Ultimate cost to Microsoft? Over $1 billion
in warranty repairs to date. Smooth.
The truth about last year's Xbox 360 recall
[EETimes via Gizmodo
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