November 1, 2000

S3 buys UK Linux in-car MP3 system

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports that S3 has purchased British in-car MP3 system builder Empeg for an undisclosed amount.

"For Empeg, it's good news. The company, based in Cambridge, has
been developing and selling its automotive MP3 player for a couple
of years now. Empeg has got a good development team that and
some great technology under its belt - the player is essentially a
custom-built system based on Linux running on an ARM processor -
but has lacked the resources to market its products to their full

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