Alex aka 'Sharky' heeft op de nieuwspage van Sharky Extreme een posting geplaatst met info over de trieste neergang van Hercules:
Sharky Extreme recently spoke with the former CEO of Hercules Graphics, Peggy Fong, who resigned from the company on August 16th. Ms. Fong confirmed that Hercules is not actively shipping any products out currently, and that the company's management team and employees have parted company and gone their separate ways.
Hercules' financial problems have been well documented over the last three years, and although their newer products had been selling well, it wasn't enough to eliminate the substantial debt load that had accumulated and would not have allowed both the company and its employees to prosper in the future.
Ms Fong expressed to us her heartfelt belief that Hercules' employees performed above and beyond the call of duty in 1999, particularly over the past two months in which they endured several weeks of not being paid due to the lack of funds, all the while attempting to ship out every last customer order possible.
As one of the earliest pioneers in the area of PC graphics, Hercules helped define the visual era of the 1980s. Along with producing some of the best selling video cards of all time, Hercules also generated fantastic levels of company income. Unfortunately the 1990s saw Hercules fall from the mountaintop almost as fast as they had ascended it, due to both increased competition within the video card market from Diamond and S3, as well as a fundamental shift in the way products are developed at the chipset level.