HTC acquires S3 graphics for 300 million

HTC acquires S3 graphics for 300 million
Rapidly growing Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has made a move to acquire full ownership of S3 Graphics from the visualization specialist’s parent company VIA and an investment firm for a total sum of 300 million.

S3 is responsible for graphics that you see all over the place. This company has developed visualization graphics or computers, mobile devices and even gaming consoles. Once the proposed deal goes through all of the regulatory proceedings, HTC will instantly be given access to their stash of patents as well as the companies’ full workforce.

The word on the street is this deal could be finalized by the end of the year. So what does everybody think, is this a smart purchase for HTC? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Tech Crunch via Mobile Burn



1. Kaushik unregistered

Not sure if it is good for consumers. Definitely good for HTC. Now, it depends - if they increase prices of their handsets to cover the 300 million, it's not good for customers. But they can get some patent money from others, possibly?

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Dont know anything about this company. The gpu they use now in their phones is based on AMD. If it can be better than that than it can only be a good thing for HTC. The gpu in HTC phones seem to come up a lil short vs. the competition.

3. gregs unregistered

i hope they know what they did. S3 is history of pc market. But only history.Question is if they are able to deliver htc knowledge which may be usable on portable device market (maybe some patents).

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