Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2793 from 2006/3/21
From: Northern Calif...
"Varisys to develop no less than 3 new products, one of which will be an XCore processor card."
1) XCore processor card (for PCI)
2) Xorro card that gives easy access to xmos I/O + prototyping area.
3) nemo successor with some Freescale P* or T* chip
(I calculated 4 HW things being done from the news feed, but I do not have any details)
There's also XMOS SDK being done for AOS4, but that's not "HW". And netbook/notebook does not seem like A-Eon thing.
I think A-Eon will consentrate on high end systems only.
Although it is not available for sale to the public yet, I believe that #2 above has already been completed, but might need more work before it is ready to sell. I think they showed it somewhere already.
I don't agree with your last comment about A-Eon only concentrating on high end systems only. If the e6500 core design chips are available as announced in the near future, with a single core SOC, low cost chip design, I could see A-Eon using it to produce an equivalent to an A500 kind of product for the Amiga market. That is what is needed for OS4.x to spread out to more of the majority of remaining and returning former Amiga users. Of course, if Hyperion comes out with their announced netbook at a price of only $300 to $500 and it can run OS4.x fairly well, that will be a huge hit and big seller for people interested in trying out OS4.x for the first time, plus all the existing OS4.x users who want something that is portable and can run off battery power.
In the long run, this could actually be beneficial to MorphOS3.0 on the G4 PowerBook as well, because once hundreds (or hopefully thousands) of current and former Amiga users get a taste of running a Next Gen Amiga system on PPC, many of them will want something more, better, faster, and might try MorphOS3.0 on the G4 PowerBook as a step up from their low powered Hyperion netbooks.[ Edited by amigadave 09.05.2012 - 10:36 ]
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.