Re: I give SuperMicro the benefit of the doubt.
What action do you need to make you doubt the story? If your only reason for believing it's true is that all Amazon, Apple, and SuperMicro have done is to get grumpy and deny it, I don't know how far they can go. Do they need to sue to convince you? I don't know for sure, but I would believe the companies without some additional evidence. The chip seems borderline feasible, but I don't tend to believe things at that level of feasibility without evidence in the form of named sources, external confirmation, or ideally physical evidence.