Xbox 360 Overheating Issue Stemmed From Faulty Design
Microsoft’s long standing problems with the overheating Xbox 360 consoles were the company’s own fault, concluded Gartner analyst Bryan Lewis.
June 12, 2008
The only thing left for outsiders was the actual manufacturing, which was outsourced to Taiwan Semiconductor.
By doing so, Microsoft was proud to announce that it had saved tens of millions. However, the design of the chip proved faulty, as it failed to dissipate the heat properly.
In the end, it forced Microsoft to spend a hefty $1 billion for repairs. In addition, the company had to face a class action lawsuit filed by Robert Byers in December 2005. The lawsuit was later dropped in March 2006 and the plaintiff offered no explanation for his action.