Parece que é o fim snif snif http://forums.matroxusers.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=37155 *snip while I don't really care much anymore for matrox.. the company, *snip* the people there are great though.. the best bunch of guys I ever worked with.. *Snip* in the last set of lay-offs most of the support was decimated.. there is no longer a hardware compatibility test group.. software testing (driver, apps, etc) is reduced to about 10 people as usual the end user support trees were chopped.. marketing, sales, and eng. were left untouched.. luckily tsup managed not to get cut this time.. Unfortunately Haig, and the customers are the ones who are going to suffer again since his support tree is almost gone.. why is matrox failing.. Financially most people haven't got raises there in about 3 years, paid overtime stopped 2 years ago, no more bonuses..and they cut all benefits by about 30% morale in the place is at the bottom. if you're still working there it's because you just waiting for the severance package..and that's the attitude most people have there Yet the owners donate 20million to a local university in this time of financial decline.. why is parhelia doing so poorly.. I think back to a converstation I had with one of the chief HW engs. his quote "Most company's have a dartboard that represent that market.. we throw the dart then draw the circles" marketing could never make up their mind what market the product would sell to.. each week they changed their minds. so the testing/fixing priorities would keep shifting.. hence you have a product that's mediocre in all categories Marketing doesn't talk to the outside world.. they believe that they have an inate knowledge of the products people want.. hence we have 20 people programming "e-dualhead" and such cutting edge technology like max headroom.. rather than working on OGL code.. Re-investment in RD is almost NIL.. if you look at anand's review of inside NVidia.. they day it was released on the web.. matrox's asic, and HW eng teams unanimously agreed... company is finshed.. they need to invest close to 500million to have the same setup.. if they did invest in that equipment then. parhelia would have been released on time.. which was about 2 years ago.. it's not liek we didn't try.. we asked for and FIB machine repeatedly starting about 4 years ago... many good projects were dropped.. ex: video in a chipset.. they would have released it before intel.. but it was pulled.. at 90% completion!!!! it was already taped out!! and they stopped the chip run..because at the end they didn't think it was viable.. they even dropped the second stage low power north bridge with video for laptops.. production goof ups.. Overproduction when it's not needed..forgetting to order parts.. hence too many 4x parhelias, and they won't sell the 8X until the 4X is gone.. while the 8X is only 20% faster but it fixes pretty much all the problems people are seeing in the 4X.. expierience.. there are only about 50 people in matrox that have been there more than 5 years, with the last layoff that number has dropped, most of the guys who design the chip, and are writing the drivers have less than 3 year expierience in doing this.. hence you always have less performance per clock than the competition. and they don't have a single analog asic eng.. so when it comes to timings inside the asic, they always miss. that's been the clocking issues since the G450.. and they're not willing to pay the required salary to hire this type of engineer.. This pretty much sums up what needs fixing there (all of the mangagement).. anyone you ask will agree..