Intel Atom C2000 series dying at 18 months due to fault
So, apparently Intel shat the bed with the C2000 series of Atom chips and are taking quite a financial hit as a result. The issue is that apparently after about 18 months they start failing to boot because they don't produce a clock signal:
AVR54. System May Experience Inability to Boot or May Cease Operation
Problem: The SoC LPC_CLKOUT0 and/or LPC_CLKOUT1 signals (Low Pin Count bus clock
outputs) may stop functioning.
Implication: If the LPC clock(s) stop functioning the system will no longer be able to boot.
Workaround: A platform level change has been identified and may be implemented as a workaround for this erratum.
Cisco has announced a replacement program that is totally not a recall for their affected gear.
But there's an awful lot of those processors around elsewhere - including in LowEndDedis from a number of different providers.