SFARDS announced they have taped out their 28nm ASIC that will allow miners to mine both SHA-256/Bitcoin and Scrypt coins like Litecoin. The power to gigahash ratio is aggressive according to their press release. They are also shooting for an April release of they miners to both large operations and small miners.
SFARDS is a Chinese cryptocurrency mining company, created from the merger between Gridseed and WiiBox. The Gridseed line of miners was very popular starting with the Gridseed 5 chip Orbs then the larger 5.2 mh/s Blades. They even jumped up to larger sizes like the Gridseed Black a 23 mh/s unit that drew roughly 450 watts before fading out on the mining scene.
The news that they had been reborn as SFARDS when they merged with WiiBox was met