Foxconn Pulling Out For Real?
"The Foxconn Channel pull out rumor seems to have been revived, and perhaps not as a rumor this time."
Published: 28th March 2009 | Source: Fudzilla |
Late last year, we reported on a rumor that Foxconn would be pulling out of the retail motherboard market. This rumor sent ripples throughout the overclocking community, especially as Foxconn's retail line was just then really shaping up with its Quantum Force line. A few weeks later, Foxconn officially denied the claim, saying that the sales halting seen at the time was simply to give time for their department to adjust their stock. Well now it seems that the rumor has been revived, and perhaps not as a rumor anymore.
Fudzilla has reported that Foxconn's retail channel division is truly going down sometime in June. Their sources say that this is due to production delays that resulted in empty promises and disgruntled partners. Board revisions have gone announced with none ever actually hitting retail shelves (ie: Blood RAGE GTI and Flaming Blade). Employees in the division have supposedly already been given notice of the closure.
Foxconn later gave a response, saying their Channel division was not set to close. However, Fudzilla seems to have reason to believe that the high-end (likely meaning the Quantum Force) motherboard production will still be ending.
In these economic times, it wouldn't be that surprising for this to turn out to be true. It would be a shame though, as Foxconn's Quantum Force line has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. Certainly we found the X48 BlackOps to be quite a worthy contender, and their Blood RAGE seems to be among the favorites out of the X58 overclocking offerings.
Do you believe Foxconn's retail division is going down for real this time, or is the rumor mill simply up to its usual tricks?
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