Guillemot en nVidia zijn vriendjes geworden. Hier wat info uit de press release op Yahoo:
NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA - news) and Guillemot Corporation announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership for future generations of 3D graphic processors.
The ultimate goal of this alliance is to leverage the strengths of both companies and deliver a broad family of products which will extend both NVIDIA's and Guillemot's leadership position in their respective markets.
``Guillemot has a strong reputation for maximizing 3D technologies for different markets,'' said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. ``With our dedication to providing unprecedented power and quality, NVIDIA is a great match for Guillemot's customer base who demands the best quality graphics for entertainment, education, business and e-commerce software applications.''
This strategic relationship provides Guillemot with access to NVIDIA's hardware, software and development tools to maximize both image quality and performance. Guillemot's 3D accelerator boards have been quality tested and optimized to take advantage of the RIVA family of 3D processors and will bear the NVIDIA logo on the package. In addition, the agreement allows both companies to share future technical developments. As a result, the alliance is expected to provide an ongoing release of optimized 3D accelerator boards designed using the latest hardware from NVIDIA.
``We take great pride in the way we have applied our extensive knowledge in multimedia peripherals to this new graphics accelerator line. Using NVIDIA's TNT technology, we will be able to design a unique way for PC manufacturers to differentiate their multimedia capabilities with a single platform,'' said Claude Guillemot, president of Guillemot Corporation. ``NVIDIA is known for providing outstanding graphics solution for performance users with intensive multimedia and graphics needs.''
Voor 3Dfx begint te toekomst er steeds minder blij uit te zien. Aanvankelijk hadden ze nog gedacht met Guillemot en Elsa een contract of te sluiten, zodat die de V3tjes in Europa konden afzetten (STB betekent hier namelijk helemaal niets). Ze te zien heeft Guillemot dikke scheit aan 3Dfx en kies voor nVidia :).