Sorry for radio silence as we have been fighting with the global component shortage and we wanted to have some concrete-ish news before sharing.
- We have passed the EMC part of the CE certification and we should be done with the rest soon. We are also getting an FCC certification right after.
- The PCB production continues but unfortunately we have delays with some components. At the moment, there is a massive global components and materials shortage due to covid-19. Despite that, we have managed to source most of the components and we even made some minor PCB changes to be able to use available components and reduce lead times. There are however a couple of components that have rolling lead times at the moment. We estimate that we can produce an initial very small number of devices in a month or so while we expect the rest of the components to be available around August.
- Never the less, we also have some exciting news! We have started putting together subassemblies in our assembly line! This is the first real use of our plant and it has been a very exciting process as we have to optimize all processes to reduce assembly time and ensure quality. We have slightly changed our approach due to the current situation and the plan is to have the bottom and top subassemblies ready. This will allow us to start shipping as soon as we receive the PCBAs since the remaining assembly time will be minimal.
Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to start shipping devices as soon as possible. We have been working on this project for about 4 years and we can’t wait to start fulfilling orders. Thank you for your immense support and patience so far, fingers crossed EtcherPro will be real soon!
Enjoy some recent pictures!