Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Andreas may, or may not have intended to insult Trevor, but I think 99.9% of the people that read his post would have been insulted if it had accused them of lying, instead of Trevor, so he has every reason to be pissed off.
As for your quote:
"If Apple has ceased production then the product will only be available till supplies run out. This is not a good situation for A-eon."
I don't see how this could impact A-EON much. How many X1000 systems do you think will ever be produced and for how long will they be produced before a different design using a newer CPU would replace it? I am quite sure that there are enough PA6T CPUs already produced and stocked for A-EON to complete their limited production run(s). The one problem of using a discontinued CPU is that as the supply runs low, the price of each CPU will go up, so if there is a steady demand for this chip in military applications to the point of depleting the available supply, it could make it very expensive to obtain, or possibly impossible.
At the estimated selling price of the X1000, I don't think anyone (even A-EON & Hyperion) thinks that it will ever sell more than a few hundred boards. It is possible that A-EON already has that many PA6T's being held for them by Varisys, as they were probably required to purchase a minimum number of CPUs, just to get any of them.
[ Edited by amigadave on 2011/3/10 13:50 ]
Actually, the interesting thing is, we still don't know where the PA6Ts came from.
It was never my intention to suggest that A-eon didn't have a supply, or that they hadn't already been paid for. It's just that further supplies seemed unlikely and as of a year ago Varisys was recommending other processors.
They even turned down offers to purchase their own PA6T based board the VM31.
So if Varisys help procure these CPUs, how long ago did that occur (considering they're just getting ready to produce the beta testing boards).
Andreas statement is directly linked to contradictory statements that have been made about A-eon's source for their CPUs.
It wasn't personal and what he stated is true.
Someone has provided false/incorrect information. If the term lying was offensive, it wasn't meant to be.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"