3dfx heeft bekend gemaakt dat de leveringen van Voodoo5 5500 videoplanken worden hervat. Vorige week werden uit voorzorg alle tot dan toe geleverde V5-5500's teruggeroepen vanwege 'field failure rates' (kaarten die in bepaalde configuraties aan het muiten slaan). Afgelopen zaterdag liet 3dfx al weten dat zij erin waren geslaagd om het probleem te isoleren. Nu de oorzaak+fix is gevonden, kunnen resellers de kaart vanaf 9 juni eindelijk in voorraad hebben:
What: 3dfx Interactive® Inc. (Nasdaq: TDFX - news) today announced that it has resumed shipping the Voodoo5 5500 AGP to distributors worldwide. The expected date for retailers to have the Voodoo5 5500 on their shelves is June 9, 2000.
3dfx had temporarily suspended shipments of the Voodoo5 5500 AGP and had asked distributors to return initial shipments after a problem was discovered in a small number of configurations. The company has expanded its diagnostic tests to ensure that all boards released to consumers are trouble-free.
"In hindsight, perhaps our course of action was overly cautious, but it is better to address these types of issues before a product is released," said Richard Burns, senior vice president of worldwide sales for 3dfx Interactive. "I am proud that 3dfx took the proper precautions to insure the quality of our product and protect our brand and our reputation for having the highest quality products."