Originally Posted by Choptop
and now people are conjecturing that employees have quit Broadcom and left them without the ONE person in the whole company that knows anything about the chip?
come on people. Rope it in.
Whats next? The Easter Bunny hopped into Broadcom and ate the paper that the code was written on and dragged the coder off to the North Pole where Santa Claus is waterboarding him (or her) until he (or she) writes code for Santa's upcoming Xbox720/PS4/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD/SACD/DVD-A/UltraHD Streaming HTIB/HTPC 4K resolution upscaling Waffle maker?
It just so happens this is not all conjecture. Someone mentioned in another thread that a Tom McMahon had left broadcom. I searched and found a thread about it, he seems to have been a prominent technical director type at Broadcom and due to ill heath or an accident that left him in bad shape, he had to leave. He apparently was and still is an AVS Insider poster. But he had announced that he left Broadcom due to his unfortunate circumstances. See this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9452841
I would not post FUD here.
Also you apparently are not totally aware that some companies really do have situation where one engineer or developer knows it all or most of all of a development project and has no backup people to competently take it over should that engineer leave or quit.
I am a Senior Software Engineer type for many years and have seen this first hand on many projects. That's life. So all I was saying that it is a possibility that Broadcom has encountered this situation as one possible explanation of why they are not delivering the goods on this SoC. Why would they remain mum on such a matter. It is not like they are giving away any deep trade secrets. Until Broadcom comes public and officially states the situation of their SoC design... no one will know what's the real deal. I returned my Samsung BD-UP5000 which uses this SoC because of their silence on the matter. Shows no confidence on their part. If they were sure they could deliver, I am sure they would be advertising and bragging about it a long time ago.