The pain experienced by Intel C2000 Atom in networking is substantial on the ground. Replacing network hardware is not an straight forward task (yes, network eqpt should do better).
“But secondly, and a little bit more significant, we were observing a product quality issue in the fourth quarter with slightly higher expected failure rates under certain use and time constraints, and we established a reserve to deal with that. We think we have it relatively well-bounded with a minor design fix that we’re working with our clients to resolve. So, those two one-timers in the fourth quarter weighed on DCG [Data Center Group] margins, and we do not expect that to continue in 2017.”
Making a comment in financial results indicate that scope of the problem is substantial and costly. I doubt that Intel is feeling anywhere near the pain that customers are.
CPU Failures Hurt Intel’s Bottom Line : http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-cpu-failure-atom-processor,33538.html