I think most level minded professionals understand the advantages and disadvantages of smaller companies. Smaller companies generally give you better customer support. Smaller companies are going to have longer development cycles. Smaller companies most times give you a better product because of the personal attention and care in the product. Smaller companies have shorter and clearer avenues of communication with their consumer base.
We Spectrasonic fans have enjoyed and understood all of the above about Spectrasonics.
So why is this one topic so hard to get an answer to? Is this the end of development for Trilogy and Atmosphere? Is it too much to say whether there will or will not be a native intel solution?
Did anyone at NAMM ask? Did Eric say? If not...I'm asking now. I can't presume how to run Spectrasonics...but I can't see the harm in communicating intentions to your client base about a product they bought in to. A past product...not some cutting edge product that may hurt market place competitiveness.
And I dare say that to most users Atmos/Trilogy at the end of development is far easier to swallow than lack of communication. THAT...is large company tactics.
Still tho...great products. Great owner. Don't let the text fool you....I would say all the above with a smile.