There was a posting on PBN from a guy that was supposed to have to worked at AKA talking about it. Basically, the gist of it was basically that it was a joint project between AKA using the AKA internals with the board from Eclipse because they didn't like the boards that they had been using in the Vikes. They shared info throughout development until Eclipse suddenly stopped returning their calls towards the end of the prototyping process. Around the same time that happened, Smart Parts turned on their legal douchenozzle and basically stopped AKA from every being able to produce any electros. Not long after, Eclipse released the Ego, which looked a whole lot like the Evil Ehm. With AKA basically stuck, they didn't care that much, and they never had a non-compete signed. That was the general gist of the post.