Well I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Plextor is alive and well and still lives in Asia.
When I bought my PX-716SA everyone in these groups said that it would be the last Plextor burner to be a real Plextor. The when I purchase my PX-755SA everyone said the same thing.
Guess what, now that I have two Plextor PX-810SA's, yep you guessed it, everyone is now saying it is a re-badged some thing or other. If in fact they are re-badged burners then Plextor found the very best quality burners that were available.
Well, I had the PX-755SA for over a year and never created a coaster, and in the last couple of days, I have given both my new PX-810SA's that I purchased and installed a real workout; and guess what, NO COASTERS.
I don't know about the rest of you folks, but no coasters is what I strive for. Having said that, I also only use the very best Verbatim single and dual layer white inkjet printable blanks.
My first Plextor was a 1X SCSI CD-ROM that I purchased in 1994, and have purchased nothing but Plextors since.
PS: Don't bother asking for a scan, I don't need no stinking scans, to tell me how great my Plextors are.