As November 1st has come and gone and OCZ is still silent on the Octane (the Oct 20th press release is the only meaningful hit on their site, the other ‘octane’ is talking about SGI), one wonders what’s going on over there.
Without any real knowledge myself, I’m left to speculation, but since it was just a week ago that the OCZ CEO decided to publicly claim that SandForce being acquired by LSI “will have no material impact to our existing product lines or business”, I wonder if that word ‘existing’ was added specifically because of the Octane since it’s pretty easy to argue that it wouldn’t fall under ‘existing’ a week ago since it hadn’t been made available to the public yet. I don’t really know enough about SSD’s in general or OCZ’s in particular to know whether it’s even possible that the LSI acquisition could even have a material impact on the Octane or not.
As OCZ’s twitter account remains silent and the OCZ stock on NASDAQ (at least the moment) remains relatively flat over this last week around $7/share, I wonder how many investors are getting awfully nervous based on this lack of communication from the company.
Certainly I would have been on the (I’d imagine very LONG) list of people asking for an Octane as a Christmas present, so perhaps it’s all just a mad scramble internally for them to figure out how they can still make it out in time for the holiday shopping season.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday only 23 and 26 days away, respectively, whatever’s going on has got to be freaking some people out. Hopefully it’ll at least be an interesting story once it all comes out!
I’m kind of surprised there’s nothing in the ‘trade mags’/blogs/whatever about this, but perhaps I’m just missing something and/or making a mountain out of a mole hill. Either way, I’d love to find out WTF is going on with the Octane, sooner rather than later!