August 26, 2000

S3 plans to launch Transmeta Web pad subsidiary

Author: JT Smith

S3 has quietly formed an internal subsidiary to design and sell Transmeta-based Internet access devices, part of a retooling of S3 itself, reports TechWeb. S3 Inc., the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that once dominated the graphics market, is in the midst of trying to reposition itself as a dual-purpose digital media and Internet-access company. The process began in April, once the company had shifted its graphics chip unit to a joint venture between itself and Via Technologies Inc.

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