S3 buys Number Nine

— 9:31 AM on December 21, 1999

Not long after acquiring Diamond Multimedia, the Virgesters at S3 have moved to purchase Number Nine, another formerly healthy graphics card company caught in the cogs of the 3D revolution. Quoth the press release:

The acquisition of Number Nine, a contract supplier of S3-based products to IBM, will allow S3 to consolidate its graphics business with IBM into a single source distribution model, while also adding highly skilled hardware and software engineering resources to S3's existing teams.
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