Last month appears to be the mensis horribilis for the scrypt ASIC companies.
KNC started shipping their titan a few weeks late, only to stop shipping when it became clear that their miners were completely unfit for use. Problems included a massive DOA rate, unstable ASICs, firmware incompatible with multi-coin pools, a CPU on the ASIC controller that is too weak to keep the ASICs fed at full hash speed, and power connectors that are too small for the current demands leading to meltdowns.
Meanwhile Alpha technology have admitted that their July shipping date was fantasy, and that they're not going to make their September shipping date. However, their wafers have completed and are being sliced, diced and packaged. They still seem to think that they'll ship in October. I'm thinking November at this point. I believe earlier in this thread I predicted December when I decided not to pre-order. Guess I got lucky.
Oh, and there was the DOGE fork which means that it no longer required dedicated mining, so there are a ton more miners chasing fewer and fewer coins. The next biggest scrypt coins like feathercoin have announced forks away from scrypt.