Zoals eerder duidelijk werd hebben S3 en VIA plannen met elkaar. Beide bedrijven hebben aangekondigd dat ze een team in het leven hebben geroepen dat de vorming van een joint-venture moeten leiden. Het uiteindelijk doel van de samenwerking is de ontwikkeling van ge´ntegreerde core-logic/video chipsets:
S3« Incorporated (Nasdaq:SIII - news) and VIA Technologies (TAIEX:2388) today announced that an executive management team has been formed to run the recently established S3-VIA, Inc. joint venture.
Led by Ken Potashner, Chairman; Wen-Chi Chen, Chief Executive Officer; and Rick Bergman, General Manager, the S3-VIA, Inc. management team is immediately focused on bringing a family of high-performance integrated graphics and core logic chip sets to market in early 2000.
Longer term, the team will work toward redefining next-generation PC architectures based on S3 and VIA's CPU, graphics and core logic engineering strengths and intellectual property rights.
``Today's announcement highlights the ongoing transition of S3-VIA, Inc. from a concept organization to a fully functioning company backed by two of the strongest components suppliers in the PC industry,'' said Wen-Chi Chen, Chief Executive Officer of S3-VIA, Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Technologies.
``With its first chip nearing production, several top-tier OEM customers already on board and a management team established, we expect S3-VIA, Inc. to establish itself as a leading components supplier for low-cost PCs -- the fastest growing segment of today's PC market -- by mid to late-2000,'' said Ken Potashner, Chairman of S3-VIA, Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for S3 Incorporated.