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We're busy (and happy!) soldering the SMD chips
onto the carrier
boards now, so we can ship out all pending
orders that were waiting for these!!!
The carrier PCB's arrived today, and the
first 10 have been processed (read: solder the
CMX589AE2 chip onto it, and also the pins) and
tested: they work fine! 190 to go.. any
The chip-carrier PCB's are to
be shipped by the PCB house today, and so should
expect sometime this week. Once we have their
FedEx tracking number, we'll let you know.
Orders with chips are
currently waiting for these. We do have the
chips, though, that is the most important!
The second batch of chips (which
was ordered from another supplier, as a backup
to the first one) also arrived in good order, so
we're happy to announce we now have TWO reliable
suppliers, at long last!
Now, only the carrier PCB's
are to arrive, estimated is Thursday, and then
we can ship 'm out to you all!
It Really Is Over !
Two days sooner than expected, we received the
first batch of 100 of the CMX589AE2 chips today.
We tested several on a carrier board which we
had, and THEY WORK. So, when the new
carrier boards arrive, and the soldering is done,
we will be doing a LOT OF PACKAGE SHIPPING to
all of you.
THE WAIT IS OVER !!
(and it was
about darn time, too, we agree !)
The Wait Is (almost) Over !
posted earlier, we have given up on the
AP4 (PDIP) chips, and went ahead with
ordering the AE2 (SMD) versions.
We're happy to report that these ARE
ON THEIR WAY TO HOLLAND, using DHL.
We have just ordered our new
SMD-PDIP carrier (converter) boards, which will
take about a week to be made and delivered here
by our regular PCB manufacturer. All this should
mean that we can start shipping chips (and chip
kits, for those who contacted us to let us know
they'd assemble the SMD chip onto the carrier
themselves) by MID NEXT WEEK
OK, we give up !
We have finally given up on
dealing with suppliers from China, and have now
set out an order of 100 or 250pcs of the SMD
version of this chip, which will be paired with
a small carrier board, as is also done by Mark
Phillips NI2O. We expect "chip action"
sometime next week- funds are available,
WATCH THE MAIN PAGE FOR
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Indeed (click picture for a
large version, and spot the differences..).
Although this time we actually DID receive
the shipment, it soon turned out that the
delivered items were fake (luckily, the DHL
person was still present when we opened the
The issue has been reported to the various
parties involved (CML, Paypal, the reseller) and
fortunately, the reseller was as shocked as we
were. They obtained these chips from another
seller to satisfy our order (they were out of
stock), and they have been, um, sold duds.
NO PANIC: reseller has agreed, in
writing, to send new (and REAL) ones right after
the festivities- it is now New Year's Holiday in
China and Hong Kong. They are very much aware of
the fact that this (selling counterfeit products)
is a crime in China, and that we have
filed a provisionary report, pending the
We will await their actions after the
holidays, and keep you all updated through this
According to DHL Tracking, our new order of chips are
actually on their way to us! Expected arrival time
is Friday, Feb 5th !.
Well, it looks like our supplier has decided to screw us
with this deal !
The order was paid for by wire transfer
(T/T), by our bank in the U.S., but the reseller
maintains that they did not receive it.
Our bank confirms that the payment was
received by the recipient.
Although we do have proof for this (we sent them payment with a wire
transfer, and both our bank AND their bank confirms the money arrived)
the supplier maintains that they did not. They have now been
kicked off the trading site (www.hkinventory.com)
and the only thing we can do now is open a case with the Hong Kong
police. We want either the chip as ordered (and paid for), or the
See reports at
Although this means we (for now) lost a LOT of money on this, we will
try to get another supplier and order about 100 chips so we can send out
If anyone can help us with this case, please contact us!