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Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May The resulting combo-chip saved precious board-space by eliminating several RAM chips normally required for framebuffer storage as well as providing other advantages, offset by a higher manufacturing cost-per-bit. Trident partnered with motherboard chipset suppliers several times to integrate its graphics technology into a motherboard chipset i.
This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Meanwhile, in the laptop market, Trident was an early pioneer of embedded DRAMa semiconductor manufacturing technique which combines a graphics-controller and framebuffer memory on a single chip. Securities and Exchange Commission. It filed for bankruptcy protection in January  and the delisting of its common stock from the NASDAQ stock market was announced shortly thereafter. The rapid introduction of 3D graphics caught many graphics suppliers off guard, including Trident.
The Micronas and NXP acquisitions involved a substantial and diverse product portfolio and a large number of employees in widely dispersed operations in the U. Views Read Edit View history.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Although Trident enjoyed some success with its 3DImage and Blade3D product-lines, the entry of Intel into PC graphics signalled the end of pco bottom-end, graphics-chip market. As the PC graphics market shifted from simple pco displays basic VGA color monitor and later multi-resolution SVGA output to more advanced 2D hardware acceleration such a BitBLT engine and color-space conversion not to be confused with 3D hardware-accelerationTrident continued its strategy of selling modestly performing chips at compelling price points.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Trident Microsystems was a fabless semiconductor company that in the s was a well-known supplier of graphics chipsets used in video cards and on motherboards for desktop PCs and laptops.
In the mids, the company briefly caught up with its main competition: Graphics hardware companies Companies based in Santa Clara, California Companies that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Established inTrident gained a reputation for selling inexpensive for the time but slow SVGA chipsets. Init transformed itself into being a supplier of display processors for digital televisions primarily LCD TVs and achieved success starting fromat a time when the global LCD TV market started showing strong growth.
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Faced with a contracting market and rising research and development costs due to the increasing sophistication of 3D-graphics renderingTrident announced a substantial restructuring of the company in June In lateXGI completed the acquisition of Trident’s former graphics division, completing the transformation of the company into one focusing on DTV chip solutions.
Securities and Exchange Commission in announced a settlement with Trident’s founder and former CEO and with Trident’s former Chief Accounting Officerrelating to a complaint alleging illegal back-dating of stock options in the period from to From this point on, Trident’s research and development was mainly concentrated at its facilities in ShanghaiChinaand a fully owned ,square-foot research and development facility in Shanghai was completed in This article needs additional citations for verification.
In this market it competed with NeoMagic. Silicon Valley Business Journal. In NovemberTrident announced the resignation of its founder and CEO following an investigation by a special committee into back-dating of stock option grants, and announced that it would restate its financial results for the period to to reflect non-cash charges for stock based compensation expense.
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Under new management, in May Trident completed the acquisition of selected assets of the frame rate converter FRC lci, demodulator and audio product lines from Micronas. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
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