[time-nuts] Symmetricom chip scale atomic clock

Said Jackson saidjack at aol.com
Fri Apr 25 02:45:32 EDT 2014

Hi Atilla,

Appreciate your support.

That was a Monday morning quarterback that has no decorum to sign his name to his posts and uses a bogus email alias. Probably a competitor that is sour that they cannot compete with Microsemi's CSAC technology on any meaningful level. I have noted many anonymous postings here recently. This list has lost quite a bit of quality in recent years unfortunately.

These types of negative postings before all the facts are in are exactly the reason why larger companies first forward you to their legal department when you ask for any kind of technical support or information, or simply ignore you.

We certainly have learned our lesson the hard way.


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On Apr 24, 2014, at 23:14, Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:33:06 +0300
> MailLists <lists at medesign.ro> wrote:
>> The recently acquired cash cow isn't working exactly as 
>> expected/advertised. We still don't have a clue when/if the fundamental 
>> (as in physics laws) design (we can't officially blame the cheap Chinese 
>> manufacturer) flaw will be fixed (manufacturer replaced), but as our 
>> main customer, which is used to (literally) blow up tons of (others') 
>> money, isn't very concerned (for now), and the profit margin is (still) 
>> high enough to replace (no questions asked, for the time being) the 
>> failed units of the other (civilian/commercial) customer(s).
> Sorry, but this is was not necessary.
> Not every company is evil and not every company just works for the
> short term bottom line.
> It is very normal that problems show up in series production which 
> were not visible before in the prototypes or pre-series production.
> It's part of the very nature how volume production work. And no, 
> you cannot always attriubute it to less care taken in the volume
> production than in the pre-series. Some flaws are only visible if
> you get enough produced and then it's still one in a couple hundred
> if not a one in a couple hundred thousand.
> Every product i was ever involved with had some flaws uncovered during
> series production. Even if the gratest care was taken. IMHO it does not
> matter whether the product has a shows suddenly a flaw or not, but how
> the manufacturer reacts to it. And as it seems Microsemi is replacing
> the failing units without causing trouble. 
> Also, please be aware that fixing a flaw that only very few units show
> is not an easy thing. You cannot just build a prototype and be sure
> that the bug is gone. You have to first produce enough to have a statistical
> significant sample size. This all takes time, weeks, months, or even years.
> So, please refrain from spreading false rumors that anyone is ignoring the
> issue when aparently the contrary is the case.
>            Attila Kinali
> PS: Disclaimer: i neither work for or have any ties with Microsemi or 
> Jacksonlabs.
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