It seems like we are seeing more and more of this lately. Scythe has been around for quite sometime and they had a name for themselves in the enthusiast market. Many people swore by their CPU coolers and it is really sad to see them shut down. It seems because financial difficulties Scythe USA had to close operations. On their website they have left a goodbye message. Scythe Japan will continue to maintain operations and will take care orders Scythe USA cannot fulfill by their closure date.