S3 graphics articles

The History of the Modern Graphics Processor, Part 1

The evolution of the modern graphics processor begins with the introduction of the first 3D add-in cards in 1995, followed by the widespread adoption of the 32-bit operating systems and the affordable personal computer.

While 3D graphics turned a fairly dull PC industry into a light and magic show, they owe their existence to generations of innovative endeavour. Over the next few weeks we'll be taking an extensive look at the history of the GPU, going from the early days of 3D consumer graphics, to the 3Dfx Voodoo game-changer, the industry's consolidation at the turn of the century, and today's modern GPGPU.

S3 Graphics' ITC case against Apple collapses

Yesterday marked the final nail in the coffin for S3 Graphics in its U.S. International Trade Commission case against Apple for its alleged violation of patents. The report (PDF) stated, "having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final…

S3 targets Apple in latest patent infringement complaint

S3 Graphics, the VIA subsidiary being bought by HTC, filed a complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission and US District Court of Delaware for patent infringement. This is a separate complaint from the one its current parent…

HTC to acquire S3 Graphics for $300 million

HTC announced today that it has agreed to acquire S3 Graphics from VIA Technologies and WTI Investment in a deal worth $300 million. Expected to close at the end of this year, the transaction is still pending regulatory approval and…