S3 buys Number Nine
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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