BenQ is currently concentrating on other fields (e.g developing mobile telephony products with Siemens), but the fact that Liteon acquired their optical drives division doesn't mean that there will not be new models. BenQ is a well respected brand name in optical drives with a big fanbase among users, and it would be foolish for Liteon to discard the brand altogether. As I mentioned before I don't know whether BenQ will retain their optical drives development team (which will operate under Liteon guidelines), or whether Liteon will take over future BenQ development altogether. In both cases I think that there will be some interesting drives to come out of this 'marriage'. Lets hope that a newer variant of the Nexperia chip will be featured in some of these future drives..