Uli, lately gaining respect with more powerful chipsets, especially the very new M1697, is, surprisingly to many, being aquired by nVidia. In a press release, nVidia confirmed initial reports.

”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ULi Electronics Inc. (ULi), one of the PC industry's most highly-regarded core logic developers. Headquartered in Taipei, ULi also has offices in Hsinchu; Shanghai; Shenzhen; and San Jose, California.”
For around a total purchase value of $52 Million USD, nVidia will presumably be using technology held by ULi to help further the development of the nForce series, a more interesting battle of late as ATI begins wedging their way into the chipset market. After showing such promise, it is a wonder how ULi being bought out will affect the motherboards we have available to us.