Well, we are searching hard for more 8641D customers.
The challenge for the 8641D is that PASemi has created "a disturbance in the force" and 8641D Marketing/Product Management Team has not adjusted to the new market presence. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), Mercury Computer Systems, Performance Technologies, Splitted-Desktop Systems and Themis Computer have all announced developments with PASemi processors. As of now, today
, whether PASemi actually has the real goods to deliver against the 8641D we do not know. Some of our customers are certainly talking about this potential shift to PASemi in the high performance industrial/military target markets.
We are in the same situation with the 8641D as we were with the 970MP. The processor vendor has to be committed to system enablement if they want to capture customers and developer support. This is today's reality. You cannot do it all alone and you cannot hire every developer. The 5200B has been resurrected through the EFIKA Projects Program. This is why the 5200B is showing growth. It will be more successful than it ever was and we will be ready for "next" much sooner and on the market thanks to efforts like yours and all the other EFIKA Project participants.
One last note: the 8641D has AltiVec. Let's note forget that! We are focused there as we feel this adds a whole new dimension of performance that the silicon itself cannot deliver. Here is where a Developer Community sure can come in handy. We will have some news on this soon.