Faced with a contracting market and rising research and development costs due to the increasing sophistication of 3D-graphics rendering , Trident announced a substantial restructuring of the company in June Although Trident enjoyed some success with its 3DImage and Blade3D product-lines, the entry of Intel into PC graphics signalled the end of the bottom-end, graphics-chip market. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In November , Trident 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. Silicon Valley Business Journal. This article needs additional citations for verification. On January 4, , Trident filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection appointing Entropic Communications as the stalking horse bidder.
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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. Log in Don’t have an account? In the mids, the company briefly caught up with its main competition: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
On January 4,Trident filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection appointing Entropic Communications as the stalking horse bidder. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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Under new management, in May Trident completed the acquisition of selected assets hlade3d the frame rate converter FRCdemodulator and audio product lines from Micronas.
In lateXGI completed the acquisition of Trident’s former graphics division, completing the transformation of the company into one focusing on DTV chip solutions. In this market it competed with NeoMagic.
After an investigation into accounting irregularities relating to stock options, in November the company’s chairman and CEO resigned,  which was followed by the departure of further key personnel, including its president and former vice president of engineering in early Trident must have something special on their hands, but what?
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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 The rapid introduction of 3D graphics caught many graphics suppliers off guard, including Trident.
Views Read Edit View history. What on earth would cause a company like VIA, already struggling to balance the weight of the Super7 market on their shoulders, to pursue Trident as a partner in such a delicate venture? This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat At last year’s Fall Comdex, Trident’s booth held the first eye catching demonstration this reviewer has seen from the company in years: As the PC graphics market shifted from simple framebuffer 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.
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. A low-cost video solution at a price that is already twice your allocated budget doesn’t really help you all that much, and knowing how fast the card is doesn’t detract from the fact that it’s still out of your price range.
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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 Although Trident enjoyed some success with its 3DImage and Blade3D product-lines, the entry of Intel into PC graphics signalled the end of the bottom-end, graphics-chip market.
It makes very little sense for all of these large manufacturers such as Matrox and nVidia to leave the low-cost video market in the dust, if anything, they should be concentrating on the low-cost market even more than the high performance market.
Index History repeating itself? Retrieved from ” https: Established inTrident gained a reputation for selling inexpensive for the time but slow SVGA chipsets.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Let’s find out as AnandTech takes a look at the barely publicized Blade 3D from Trident, and let’s see if we can develop a new word to associate with the name Trident.
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.