Macbook Air with Sandy Bridge chips coming in June/July?

If you’re holding out for Apple to refresh its Macbook Air ultraportable laptop, you may not have to wait much longer. Apple is preparing to upgrade the Macbook Air with Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors and ultra-fast Thunderbolt interface in June or July, Taiwanese supply chain sources tell Digitimes.

A billion-dollar mistake: Intel recalls a supporting chip for popular Sandy Bridge platform

Intel made a big deal at the recent Consumer Electronics Show about how its Sandy Bridge combination graphics-microprocessor chip has been one of its most successful in history. But it spoke too soon. Now the world’s biggest chip maker said it has discovered a design flaw in the chip’s companion chip set, forcing a production delay that will cost it $1 billion in lost revenues and replacement costs.

Capping its best year ever, Intel reports record Q4 earnings

Intel reported record fourth quarter sales and earnings as it ramped up production for a new generation of microprocessors and saw strong demand during the holiday-selling season. That’s good news for the PC industry, since Intel is the world’s biggest chip maker and its earnings are a bellwether for the whole industry.

Intel CEO: New chip will spur $125B in 2011 PC sales

Intel chief executive Paul Otellini said today that Intel’s newest  chip will generate $125 billion in revenue this year for PC makers. The chip, codenamed Sandy Bridge, combines graphics and general computing functions; it will account for an estimated one third of Intel’s total sales this year and has been designed into more than 500 computer models.