Innosilicon is apparently looking for investors into their new A4 Dominator Scrypt ASIC (both chips and miners based on them) to help them bringing the new the next generation 14nm chips on the market in a few months time with 1.2 Watt power usage per MHS. It seems that they have already designed and taped-out the A4 Dominator chips and are now entering the next round of full mask mass production using apparently Globalfoundries 14nm production process.
A4 Dominator ASIC & Miner Specifications:
– A4 ASIC: 3 MHS per chip at 3.6W nominal, support DCDC less PCB
– Extreme Low Power: daisy chained ASIC running at 0.7V, only in 14nm
– Miner Performance: 600 MHS from 720W at the Wall or 850 MHS from 1020W
– PSU Requirements: common PCI-E 8 Pins/6+2Pins with 12V output
– Included: Reprisal Pi running the most user friendly A2 terminator Software
The estimated shipping date is Oct 15th due to the National holiday from Oct 1st to 7th.
"From a design of ASIC to a complete miner, there are many processes to go. Unexpected things may happen in each process and that's why we declared one month delay. For now most processes went well, and our sample miners’ performance is beyond our expectation. All we want is to select the most profitable yet reliable solution for our customers."
Just received the following msg from an Alibaba.com selling the same product, what are your thoughts? They also sent me the following pictures. (Don't know why they are pricing it higher then)
Thanks for your inquiry of Litecoin miner A4 scrypt.
We are the original manufacturer of A4 scrypt miner.
Our first batch A4 will begin shipping on 20th October. Only 200pcs totally. all miner will only export and selling by ourself.
Second batch A4 miner will shipping about December. Will release to China agency seling.
First batch price 2160USD for 272mh/s. power comsuptioin1000watt. weight 10KG.
Attached photo and data. If you need , pls contact us for order