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Minor Production Update

February 4, 2009

In response to questions relating to production and specifically the ‘batches of 400’ previously mentioned, Chip replied with:

It’s more to keep a close eye on the manufacturing process and tweak it where necessary than anything else. We already have all the necessary parts, but we can’t afford to re-do huge numbers of boards if there is an issue. That’s why we’re doing them in smaller batches.

We already have a test program that will verify whether a board is “good” or not before it gets flashed and assembled so any boards that do have problems can be fixed. It just costs time and money to fix problem boards, and that is what we’re trying to keep to a minimum.

It is interesting that they have the parts and the previous idea of several smaller batchs is still valid.

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5 comments

  1. Let’s hope no problem at all would raised😛


  2. “It is interesting that they have the parts and the previous idea of several smaller batchs is still valid.”

    It’s just common sense. No point assembling 4000 pandoras, only to find a problem and have to start again; small batches make sense at first.


  3. Wonder if we’re still on schedule? I can see all this taking a lot longer than they originally predicted. I hope they prove me wrong. I’m still hoping they manage it for some time in may🙂


  4. Oops I ment April🙂


  5. This testing/QA process has been factored into the time frame for quite a while. There are no additional delays being announced here.🙂



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