> Do you think these news release might have something to do with Varisys > discouraging me from looking further into PA Semi PPC processors?
I really don't know. I'm fairly puzzled that while developing a PA6T based board (for which the CPU parts have been sourced by A-Eon according to the extended press release PDF file) Varisys discouraged you from looking into the PA6T. Maybe you could ask them for clarification?
> its hard to believe that everyone on this site isn't aware of how weak Acube's > next board is going to be.
I think I'm quite aware of the weakness of a 1 GHz PPC440 core + smallish L2 cache based CPU in comparison to e.g. a G4 CPU of the same clock rate ;-)
> we don't need to worry about Acube's products
What you take for worrying is probably rather some's consideration of the Sam460EX as a possible candidate for a future MorphOS hardware platform ;-)