COMPEQ, a Taiwanese manufacturer, has announced that it will be producing circuit boards for the upcoming PlayStation 3. Claiming to have an informant from inside the company, Chinese website Mydrivers (translated by The Inquirer) has reported that said production will begin in June or July of this year--hence, no spring launch.

Even if the news is true (and until Sony says it, this is unofficial speculation), COMPEQ may not be the only company assigned t produce circuit boards. While we doubt Sony's insistence that a spring launch is in the cards, we are still hesitant to say this is proof of a delay. Maybe we will learn more at the upcoming GDC.