S3 heeft zichzelf in 4 delen opgespleten: een communications, multimedia, professional graphics en Rioport business unit. Hier heb je de info van FGN Online:
The Communications division is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, and will focus on designing the information infrastructure for future home and small office environments. The Multimedia unit based in Santa Clara, California will deal with desktop and mobile graphics products, audio products and other forthcoming graphics and video initiatives.
S3's Starnberg, Germany-based Professional Graphics department will work on bringing superior price and performance solutions such as the Fire GL1 accelerator, to the workstation-level graphics market. The final RioPort unit will maintain an online site for digital audio content from its San Jose, California headquarters.
The just-sealed merger provides that Diamond Multimedia shareholders will receive 0.52 shares of S3 stock for each of their Diamond shares. S3 CEO Ken Potashner was happy with the events as he said, "With the addition of Diamond Multimedia, S3 immediately expands its technology leadership beyond PC graphics and into several new, high-growth markets including Internet audio, broadband communications and home networking. S3 now has several key elements in place - comprehensive technology, strong distribution channels and an established brand name - to play a leading role in the rapidly evolving personal computing and Internet appliance markets."