Because José only states the 750W and 850W as Chicony, which is correct. He has two other wattages listed without an OEM and doesn't even list the 450W and 1000W. But the answer to the "missing pieces of the puzzle" is why my second quote from your post would be wrong.
Embargo on the PSU is in a couple weeks, so I'll just leave it at that.
Originally Posted by ADHDadditiv
Actually you are the one who is mislead, I can vouch for him when I say Seasonic left due to abuse. I can't confirm the new OEM, but its no longer Seasonic. I suggest you look into it further.
The only people being misleading are the ones saying that Seasonic was "abused" and "left working with Corsair". From what I've seen/heard, that rumor was started by Seasonic sales people. I personally wouldn't expect someone to take the word of a Seasonic rep saying that Seasonic left working with Corsair as much as I would expect someone to take the word of a Corsair rep saying that Corsair left working with Seasonic. But AFAIK, nobody "left" anyone. If you want to call Corsair's expectations from Seasonic to meet higher performance and QC criteria and expecting them not take what they learn from Corsair engineers and fold that into their own branded units as abuse... ok...
But I wouldn't expect you to take my word for it any more than I would expect you to take Seasonic's word for it that they were "abused" and walked away from Corsair. At the end of the day, does it matter? Bottom line is that there are currently no new Corsair units sourced from Seasonic. That doesn't change the past, nor does it define the future.
If Corsair chooses to use a different OEM for their PSUs than Seasonic, that choice is theirs. And there are reasons behind those choices, but I have no real reason to throw Seasonic or anyone else under the bus. Besides, Corsair's used multiple OEMs for a long time. The only thing that's been made by Seasonic for the past two years was the AX series.