SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- 3dfx Interactive(R) Inc. TDFX , a global leader in developing and marketing 3D technology for personal computers, today announced that the company has entered into a mutual patent cross-licensing agreement with Intel Corporation. As part of the agreement, 3dfx and Intel have amicably agreed to dismiss all pending patent infringement lawsuits between 3dfx and Real 3D. Intel acquired Real 3D's technology portfolio last year.
"Through its engineering and acquisitions, Intel has built a broad and valuable patent portfolio," said Dr. Alex Leupp, president and CEO of 3dfx. "We believe the combination of our patent breadth and technical expertise, the intellectual property and technology gained through our recent acquisition of GigaPixel, and this agreement further enhances our ability to deliver leading-edge products to market in a timely manner."