FUD Zilla reports Connect3D, one of ATI's close partners, went bankrupt a few weeks ago. The site says lots of the graphics card maker's employees have found a new job over at Zotac and some other partners.
Connect 3D went bankrupt a few months ago and unknown company acquired the brand. It is unknown what this new company plans to do with the brand and if we are going to see graphic cards with this brand in the future.
ATI has less partners and has lost a loyal one that will be missed. There are still a bunch of the willing so things looks good.