Our team at Top Tier List came across the thread on Coolenjoy, a Korean forum. Where the overclocker at the safe disk claimed that all the EVGA Taiwan office staff have resigned, which included Kingpin, he is not sure of what they will do with the products out there whose warranty is still valid.
According to a thread on Coolenjoy, an overclocker claimed that the EVGA Taiwan office staff, including Kingpin, have resigned. The status of warranty obligations for existing products remains uncertain.
Potential solutions for warranty concerns include acquisition by another brand, transferring warranty obligations to a third party, or the appointment of a trustee by the bankruptcy court to oversee assets and liabilities.
In September 2022, EVGA ended its partnership with Nvidia after a long-standing collaboration, citing principles and dissatisfaction with Nvidia’s business ethics and lack of transparency.
Reports suggest that EVGA CEO Andrew Han, approaching retirement age, desired more personal time and expressed that Nvidia’s alleged disrespectful attitude was no longer worthwhile.
As far as the RMA is concerned, the Taiwan office is different from their Head Quarter in the USA. Even if the company shuts down completely, there might still be a workaround for this issue, but it all depends on the bankruptcy fillings, and it will likely determine it. Here are some possible solutions:
If another brand acquires EVGA, they might honor the commitments.
EVGA can transfer the warranty obligations to a third party.
The bankruptcy court may appoint a trustee to oversee the company’s assets and liabilities. The trustee may determine how to handle warranty claims, which could include honoring them partially or fully.
In September of 2022, EVGA ended its partnership with Nvidia after over two decades. According to EVGA, at the time, it was a decision driven by principles and not for financial motives. They were not happy with the business ethics of Nvidia. As they felt Nvidia was not transparent with the stakeholders.
At that time, Gamer Nexus reported that EVGA’s CEO Andrew Han believed that he is growing old and needed time for his life after retirement, and the disrespectful attitude of Nvidia is not worth the trouble anymore.
The news might not be all true as there is information out there that conflicts. Let’s take this with a grain of salt until EVGA comes up with an official statement.