Op AnandTech Webnews is een press release van Guillemot gepost (uit het Frans vertaald) waarin Guillemot de overname van Hercules bekend maakt. Yep, heel het zaakie gaat naar Guillemot toe, hieronder heb je de hele press release:
Guillemot Corporation acquires Hercules, the inventor of the graphics board for PC
Carentoir, October 28, 1999: Created in 1982, the American company Hercules Computer Technology Inc conceives, manufactures and diffuse in the whole world of the graphics boards and the accelerating cards 3CD It realized in 1998 a turnover of 20 million dollars. The anteriority of Hercules Computer Technology Inc and its positioning in the top-of-the-range products ensure to him a world notoriety near the users as well as manufacturers and integrators of PC.
This acquisition makes it possible Guillemot Corporation to associate with its technological know-how in the 3D a mark of foreground and thus, to accelerate and extend its international development.
This acquisition could be carried out under very favorable conditions because of financial difficulties encountered by the company Hercules Computer Technology Inc during last spring. Guillemot Corporation thus acquires the whole of the credits of the company Hercules Computer Technology Inc of which the mark, the domain name, all designs and patents, goodwill, stocks and the appropriations customers for an amount of 1 million and half of US dollars.
Guillemot Corporation conceives, manufactures and diffuses a range of hardware and accessories for PC and game consoles. Currently present in 10 countries, the group distributes its products in 35 countries on the whole. Guillemot Corporation has as an ambition to be located, from here 2001, like one of the first five world manufacturers of hardware and accessories of interactive leisures.
Guillemot Corporation is with dimensions at the New Market of the Paris Bourse, codes SICOVAM 6672. [break] Update [16:22] van Femme: Guillemot's engelstalige press release, direkt van Mechteld : [/break] CARENTOIR, October 29, 1999 - Guillemot is pleased to announce its acquisition of American manufacturer Hercules Computer Technology Inc. This purchase allows Guillemot Corporation to combine its 3D technological know-how with a first rate brand, enabling the company to increase its rate of international development substantially.
« Our objective in acquiring Hercules was to reinforce our products branding worldwide », explains Claude Guillemot, President of Guillemot Corporation. « We intend to continue to build on Hercules’ name for high performance graphic products ».
Established in 1982, Hercules Computer Technology Inc. can be credited with starting the PC graphics add-in board business. Hercules created, manufactured and marketed graphics cards and 3D accelerators throughout the world. In 1998, the company had a turnover of $20 million (US) and its status and product positioning in high-end graphics market ensured worldwide notoriety with PC users and system builders.
Guillemot is planning to revitalise Hercules’ business to what it was in the past through significant capital and R&D backing, therefore all assets obtained in this transaction including brand name, patents and designs will be enhanced to meet our consumers needs. Guillemot Corporation has acquired all assets of Hercules Computer Technology Inc, including the brand name, all designs and patents, business funds, stocks and receivables for US$1.5 million.