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    10 Dec 2012 BFL ASIC Update

    After talking with our liaison tonight and still having not received a final confirmation date, we were as tired of this as everyone else is, so we continued to push for a date and they gave us 30 days from today. That's my update. It's an update I'm not happy about at this point and it may very well be that things will wrap up sooner than that. I am hoping I was just given a date that they would be sure to be ready by so we would get off their case. When pressed for a reason why, I have been told that because this is a very dense, hand routed design they are afraid of making a mistake and have required extra checking and sign offs which has slowed down the whole process considerably. They don't want to be on the hook financially for having to redo the whole order. It sounds reasonable to me and I have no reason to doubt this, but it doesn't make it any more palatable at the moment.

    That said, after reviewing the new information coming out of the bASIC camp and the Avalon camp, I'm pretty convinced we won't see a shipping product on their current timelines either, or at least not a product that is at the specs they have given. Unless they have significant information they are not sharing in their released information so far, I suspect they are going to run into some of the same problems we have run into and have resolved, which has caused our delays. This does not excuse the fact that we are delayed again, by any means. I just want to point out that this process (developing ASICs) is not a trivial process and there are bound to be bumps in the road, which everyone, including us, are experiencing right now. Be that as it may, as usual we will gladly honor any refund requests on orders people have placed with BFL. If you wish to cancel your order and request a refund, please email [email protected] with your order number and customer service will be happy to accommodate you.

    I apologize for this new delay and I am exceptionally displeased at the moment (to put it mildly). I am hoping for better news at some point in the near future, but I am not counting on it right now. I don't have any additional information at this time; I have pushed for as much information as I could get and this is what I received so far. I'm afraid of running into the soup ASIC nazi.


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    First post!

    Some of us are rooting for you.

    It'll be done (and will ship) When It's Done.


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    lame, january 9 then


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    Quote Originally Posted by rankimpolite View Post
    lame, january 9 then
    Maybe later. Hopefully not.

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    We knew it was coming. Thanks for the update thou. At least we have another month of giveaways!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BFL_Josh View Post
    After talking with our liaison tonight and still having not received a final confirmation date, we were as tired of this as everyone else is, so we continued to push for a date and they gave us 30 days from today. That's my update. It's an update I'm not happy about at this point and it may very well be that things will wrap up sooner than that. I am hoping I was just given a date that they would be sure to be ready by so we would get off their case. When pressed for a reason why, I have been told that because this is a very dense, hand routed design they are afraid of making a mistake and have required extra checking and sign offs which has slowed down the whole process considerably. They don't want to be on the hook financially for having to redo the whole order. It sounds reasonable to me and I have no reason to doubt this, but it doesn't make it any more palatable at the moment.

    That said, after reviewing the new information coming out of the bASIC camp and the Avalon camp, I'm pretty convinced we won't see a shipping product on their current timelines either, or at least not a product that is at the specs they have given. Unless they have significant information they are not sharing in their released information so far, I suspect they are going to run into some of the same problems we have run into and have resolved, which has caused our delays. This does not excuse the fact that we are delayed again, by any means. I just want to point out that this process (developing ASICs) is not a trivial process and there are bound to be bumps in the road, which everyone, including us, are experiencing right now. Be that as it may, as usual we will gladly honor any refund requests on orders people have placed with BFL. If you wish to cancel your order and request a refund, please email [email protected] with your order number and customer service will be happy to accommodate you.

    I apologize for this new delay and I am exceptionally displeased at the moment (to put it mildly). I am hoping for better news at some point in the near future, but I am not counting on it right now. I don't have any additional information at this time; I have pushed for as much information as I could get and this is what I received so far. I'm afraid of running into the soup ASIC nazi.
    So what guarantee do I have that I can cancel my order AFTER Jan 1st if I wait for that SOLID ship date. I'm very concerned that your post here is to convince enough people to wait after the JAN 01 non cancellation date.

    Am I correct to say that after JAN 01 2013 cancelling my order will not be possible? or am I incorrect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy3315 View Post
    Am I correct to say that after JAN 01 2013 cancelling my order will not be possible? or am I incorrect.
    You're reading it wrong. The FAQ says

    Payments made for pre-orders of ASIC based products now under development should be considered non-refundable until products begin shipping or 1 January 2013, whichever is earlier.
    Per the FAQ, you can't have a refund before January 1st.

    However, Josh has said here (and in other, past posts) that BFL will honour refund requests made now.


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    There isn't a January 1 non-cancellation date. Jan 1 was the earliest that refunds were officially going to be given, but obviously BFL have been giving refunds early.

    Josh, does this mean that they fab house is also doing the layout for you?


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    Like we didn't see this coming. I wonder who wrote the business model for this... genius. I wonder how many more people will drop out this time around.


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    Thanks for the update. These do help me have faith and keep me sane ^^


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