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Intel Pentium Chip Controversy (A), The
Following Intel Inc.'s decision to replace flawed Pentium chips, the company faces revenue recognition choices. Events leading up to IBM's decision to halt shipment of computers that have Intel's microprocessor inside and Intel's decision to replace all the flawed chips are outlined. Intel must decide whether to: make a provision for the costs of replacing the chips, defer recognition of revenue on the flawed chips that it has now agreed to replace, or make no entries on grounds of materiality.
Business or Company Management;
Decision Choices and Conditions;
Information Technology Industry;