HTC is set to purchase S3 Graphics from Via for $300M. With the acquisition HTC will obtain S3 Graphics’ portfolio of patents and pending applications however “HTC will provide a perpetual license of the S3 patents to Via,” according to HTC CFO Winston Yung. S3 received a favorable patent ruling on July 1, 2011 which might have served as a catalyst for the HTC move. HTC enjoyed record revenue of $1.55B in June and is looking to unseat RIM as the world’s no.4 Smartphone provider.
In October 2020 at the height of the Covid pandemic, AMD surprised the computer industry by announcing it would acquire FPGA inventor and maker Xilinx for $35 billion in stock.
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Autodesk has added a new layer of polish to its popular 3D tools, updating its Maya, 3ds Max, Arnold, and Bifrost with new features that will enable artists and animators in the film, television, games, and design visualization industries to tackle modern workflow challenges more easily and with greater efficiency.