De joint venture tussen S3 en VIA is weer even van de baan. De Taiwanese regering moet nog haar goedkeuring verlenen hieraan, en dit schijnt nog niet helemaal te lukken door veranderingen in de regering:
According to a statement released by S3 (stock: SIII), Santa Clara, Calif., changes in Taiwan's government have led to delays in regulatory approval of S3-Via, the joint venture between the two companies.
At press time, it was unclear whether the delays meant a simple bureaucratic hurdle, or if the future of the joint venture was in jeopardy.
Both companies portrayed the delay as minor.
The joint venture was expected to be complete by the end of June, and U.S. government regulations required S3 to publicly note the delay.
In de Verenigde Staten is de joint venture al wel goedgekeurd.