FUD Zilla reports motherboard maker abit is doing its best to get back on track this year:
abit is already in the planning stage for products based on the upcoming P45 chipset from Intel and although this chipset won't arrive for some time yet, it's good to hear that they're getting ready. abit also has an X48 board ready to go, but you'll have to wait a little bit longer as yet before this becomes available, but this is pretty much a DDR3 version with an active cooler of their current X38 board.
The IX48-MAX as it will be known as will launch as soon as Intel gives the go-ahead for the X48 chipset to launch, which should be some time this month if everything goes to plan. It will come packaged in a very fancy black cardboard box which abit is hoping that people will re-use once they've taken the motherboard out of the box.