ASICMiner Update – 1st Febuary

With the news of Avalon ASIC bitcoin mining devices are finally being delivered and evidence already being seen in the bitcoin difficulty it would be easy to forget that there are other bitcoin ASIC companies that are very close to delivering their own ASIC bitcoin devices.

One of the more interesting of these companies is ASICMiner who instead of selling their products to the public have sold shares in their future production capabilities on the now defunct GLBSE securities exchange.

While there currently is no way to buy ASICMiner shares, the initial float of the shares was successful enough that they were able to continue development of their ASIC miners and according to ASICMiner representative Friedcat they are close to completion.

In his latest post on BitcoinTalk  Friedcat has posted an image of their pre production, fully assembles quality control bitcoin ASIC board pictured on the right.  In his post Friedcat goes on to say;-

The board on the upper-left is the power supply module. The upper-right one is the back side of the hashing board with VM connectors and heatsinks attached on. The bottom-left one is the front side of the hashing board without DIP components or heatsinks. The bottom-right one is the tester for QC, and it will be replaced by the controller board in real use.Friedcat

There are 800 of these boards to be delivered to ASICMiner some time in early February for assembly according to the post, and while we still do not know what GH/s these boards will be rated for it is certain that the difficulty increase will be noticeable.




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.

Posted in ASICMiner, Bitcoin, Hardware, Mining, News
3 comments on “ASICMiner Update – 1st Febuary
  1. Some Guy says:

    It’s spelled B I T C O I N.

    Recommend a proofread before clicking POST.

  2. Adam says:

    Non of these ASICs are impressive looking. They all look like the inside of an Apple II. I know it is not important what it looks like, it is only important what it does. It just seems like someone could paint a racing stripe on them or something.


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