Butterfly Labs names a shipping date

BFL_Josh has posted an update on the state of their ASIC’s.  According to the article they are primed to ship in the week starting February the 10th.

According to Josh the most recent delay has been caused by changing the ASIC packaging from QFN to BGA, with the changing of package type the PCB needed to be reworked and re routed.  Josh also goes on to warn that due to this last-minute change it is possible that they will not meet their 1 watt per GH/s goal.

With the recent news that BTCFPGA has imploded things may be looking up in the bitcoin ASIC race but even if Butterfly Labs meet their own shipping date of February the 10th Avalon still reports that they will be shipping in less than a week and ASICMiner still have not managed to get one of their ASIC’s into production.



Neil Fincham, the MineForeman has over 20 years experience in the computer industry and runs the MineForeman mining operation for the co-op members. He is also very dyslexic, so he appreciates anyone pointing out spelling errors.

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3 comments on “Butterfly Labs names a shipping date
  1. Informage says:

    This is bullshit!! How do I know? I cancelled my order 3 days ago by telling them if I got a ship date I would stay on and wait. So good luck guys!!!

    I had two orders in not very much about a grand!! If this was out of spite then that just shows what kind of company they are.


    I guess I’ll wait for the specs after everyone gets one.

    I guess by law they can legally delay 60 more days now. That should stop all the cancellations.

  2. S says:

    @Informage – having delt with them previously in getting an older FPGA single, I think it’s just a case of having REALLY shitty customer service and PR “departments”

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