Maybe they have outsourced assembly to some new 3rd party and they haven't yet got all their groove on yet.
Oh, for the good old universally available RS232 and LPT ports...why did computer makers ever quit making them
and we still give our reference design FOR FREE, we include all of our software FOR FREE, we give you access to the source FOR FREE, we get professionals to craft the code inside the USB chip and give you the firm FOR FREE, the only thing I could do now is giving you the keys to my bike (I don't own a car) and the password to my laptop ...
Having said this i'm negotiating to them so that we can release a PID to whoever wants to build a board for non-commercial purposes. (if they want to sell they have to buy a VID or use a chip from a vendor that releases a PID )
It's the same time as always and it was made in italy as always.we don't manufacture in china. full stop.If you make a lot of boards a very small number can, by mistake, end up being sold when they shouldn't have.
BTW it is much better to contact us directly with your questions instead of spending days speculating without any information.
VID not VIN