BFG prepares for liquidation

Shortly after abandoning its graphics card business, one-time prime Nvidia board partner BFG is apparently now in the process of "winding down and liquidating its business".

It looks as though the gaming hardware maker is trying to keep this quiet, though, as we've only found out via a letter from BFG to a customer. After sending back their faulty BFG power supply via RMA (return merchandise authorisation), BFG returned it unrepaired, with a short and simple letter explaining the situation.

Hardware Canucks has a scan of the letter, which only contains one paragraph underneath the BFG letterhead. "BFG Technologies Inc. is winding down and liquidating its business," says the note. "Unfortunately our major supplier would not support our business. As a result we are returning your graphics card without being able to repair it. We apologize for the inconvenience."

This will come as a blow to any owners of BFG kit who thought the company was going to honour its limited lifetime warranty, details of which can still be found on BFG's website. We also have to wonder about the identity of the "major supplier" in question. Could this be a reference to Nvidia and the delays surrounding its Fermi GPU?

The news comes shortly after BFG announced it was departing the graphics card market, which was formerly its bread and butter business. At the time, BFG chairman John Slevin stated that the company "will continue to provide RMA support for our current graphics card warranty holders, as well as for all of our other products such as power supplies, PCs and notebooks."

If the above is anything to go by, then it looks as though this is very far from the case now. We've attempted to contact a number of people at BFG today to confirm if the letter is genuine and if the company genuinely is preparing for liquidation. Unsurprisingly, however, we haven't had any response yet. We'll update you if and when we get any more information.