I saw this post on HardOCP about an article at Wired.com that discusses fab companies being able to use chips that fail stringent quality tests for other uses.  Rather than quote the article, I am going to quote Steve of HardOCP’s joke instead!  🙂
There is an idea circulating that maybe some of the chips that are tossed in the trash every year by big companies can be ‘good enough’ for other things. You know, like if a chip doesn’t meet NVIDIA or ATi’s standards, it can be reclassified and used on a Matrox Parhelia or something (rimshot please).