3Dlabs' PERMEDIA Gains Eight New Design Wins With Taiwanese Graphics Vendors; PERMEDIA and PERMEDIA NT processors selected for mainstream graphics accelerators; Over 15 companies, including Acer and UMAX, now building PERMEDIA-based products.SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 1997--3Dlabs(R) Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : TDDDF) today announced eight new PERMEDIA(TM) design-wins from leading Taiwan-based systems and graphics board companies. The new announcements bring the number of PERMEDIA design-wins world-wide to over fifteen, confirming the growing adoption of PERMEDIA for delivering integrated, high-performance 2D, 3D and multimedia acceleration for today's demanding business and consumer graphics applications.
The eight new Taiwan-based companies now offering PERMEDIA or PERMEDIA NT-based solutions include; Britek, DataExpert, Deltron, Gainward, GVC GVC Grand View College (Des Moines, IA)
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GVC Goddard Voice Control Media, Mitac, Tekram and UMAX. Most of these companies have demonstrated their PERMEDIA-based products at CeBIT'97 for the first time. Other existing PERMEDIA system and board design-wins include AccelGraphics, Acer, Creative Labs, Diamond Multimedia, ELSA, Leadtek, MaxVision, NeTpower, Omnicomp and Symmetric.
One of the new design-wins for PERMEDIA - UMAX Technologies Inc. - announced on March 10th that it will be launching its first Intel-based PC, the UmaxPC. UMAX is one of the leading Mac(R) OS clone vendors (under the SuperMac trade name) and with the UmaxPC is expected to become the first computer vendor providing both Mac and PC systems. UmaxPC is a family of high-end PCs based on the 200MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. Intel(R) MMX (MultiMedia EXtensions) A set of 57 additional instructions built into the Pentium MMX chip for improved multimedia and modem performance by performing mathematical operations on multiple sets of data at the same time (see SIMD). (TM) Pentium(R) processor, expected to ship in the second quarter of 1997. UMAX is targeting the UmaxPC at high-speed computing for business and graphics applications. The UmaxPC will ship with an optional 3Dlabs' PERMEDIA or GLINT A legacy family of 2D and 3D processors from 3D Labs, Inc., a division of Creative Technology Ltd., Milpitas, CA (www.3dlabs.com) that were widely used in high-end display adapters. (R) 500TX 3D graphics accelerator A display adapter that performs a specialized set of graphics functions to render an image on screen. Today, all display adapters provide basic rendering functions in hardware, but many have graphics processing units (GPUs) that are sophisticated computers. to deliver high-performance 3D image rendering and processing for commercial and professional graphics users.
"The inspiration behind PERMEDIA is to deliver an integrated graphics Refers to having the video display circuitry of a computer contained directly on the motherboard rather than on a separate plug-in card (the display adapter). Integrated graphics typically share memory with the CPU (see shared video memory) and provide a more economical alternative to the processor with high-performing 3D and very fast 2D and multimedia capabilities," said Neil Trevett Neil Trevett is currently Vice President of Embedded Content at NVIDIA. He is responsible for enabling and encouraging compelling applications on non-PC platforms, including cell phones and automobiles. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Mr. , vice president of marketing at 3Dlabs. "We believe the commercial graphics market is embracing PERMEDIA NTs robust OpenGL performance, while consumer-class board vendors have discovered they can use PERMEDIA to deliver inexpensive boards with class-leading 2D and 3D performance."
"PERMEDIA NT is the only graphics processor to provide high enough 3D performance for the demanding commercial and professional graphics users that we are targeting with the UmaxPC," said Jeffrey Tai, associate vice president at UMAX. "Not only that, but PERMEDIA also provides class-leading 2D performance, all integrated into a low-cost device that lets us set a new benchmark for price and performance in the high-performance PC market."
"We believe PERMEDIA's advanced 3D features, performance and fully-integrated multimedia capabilities have set a new standard in functionality, price and performance, compared to existing `Free-D' and game-only accelerators," said Henry Choy, marketing director at 3Dlabs. "With over 15 design wins, PERMEDIA offers end-users and OEMs a cost-effective solution for delivering superior graphics acceleration. We believe these new design-wins are representative of the strong uptake of PERMEDIA within the cost-sensitive, high-volume sectors of the highly competitive graphics processor market."
"After our extensive evaluation of 3D graphics controller solutions, 3Dlabs clearly had the most complete family of 3D graphics controllers," said K.S. Lu, president of Leadtek. "Our Winfast 2200, based on 3Dlabs' PERMEDIA NT, has excellent 2D, 3D and video performance for the pervasive 3D graphics market. Our PERMEDIA products complement our existing Winfast 2500 GLINT 500TX-based boards to deliver the performance and features that the PC workstation and semi-professional market demands."
"We found PERMEDIA delivers outstanding 2D and 3D performance that enables us to differentiate our Mars3D product in the consumer graphics market," said Samuel Lai, deputy manager of R&D at Britek Corp. "Not only is the PERMEDIA silicon in a class of its own, but 3Dlabs' range of drivers is unmatched in the industry. The combination of 3Dlabs' silicon and drivers, our design, manufacturing and desktop utilities expertise and the bundle of Superscape's Visualizer vi·su·al·iz·er
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visualiser for 3D Internet browsing has created a unique card for the demanding pervasive 2D and 3D user."
PERMEDIA is 3Dlabs' low-cost graphics processor that combines fast 2D, video acceleration and high-performance 3D acceleration through a range of robust 3D drivers such as Direct3D, OpenGL and Heidi. PERMEDIA's 3D performance is 800K texture-mapped polygons-per-second and over 40 million bilinear-filtered texture-mapped 3D pixels-per-second. PERMEDIA is differentiated among low-cost graphics chips in that it has been designed to be OpenGL-compliant - allowing 3Dlabs' OpenGL Installable Client Driver to be fully-accelerated on low-cost hardware.
The PERMEDIA NT chipset A group of chips designed to work as a unit to perform a function. For example, a modem chipset contains all the primary circuits for transmitting and receiving. A PC chipset provides the electronic interfaces between all subsystems (see PC chipset for illustration). bundles PERMEDIA with the OpenGL-compliant GLINT Delta geometry pipeline processor, to offer a cost-effective 3D solution for the semi-professional and business graphics user. PERMEDIA NT-based boards provide both PERMEDIA's excellent 2D and 3D graphics performance matched with GLINT Delta's high polygon polygon, closed plane figure bounded by straight line segments as sides. A polygon is convex if any two points inside the polygon can be connected by a line segment that does not intersect any side. If a side is intersected, the polygon is called concave. throughput.
Founded in 1994, 3Dlabs is a leading innovator and a fabless supplier of high-performance graphics semiconductors, software, and related technologies designed to bring cost-effective 3D graphics to the personal computer. The company has introduced five 3D graphics processors over the last two years with price, performance and functionality designed to meet the needs of different 3D market segments on the PC. The Company markets and sells its award-winning merchant 3D graphics processors to PC and graphics board OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and customers and selectively licenses its embeddable graphics processor cores on a royalty-bearing basis to strategic technology partners such as Texas Instruments See TI.
(company) Texas Instruments - (TI) A US electronics company.
A TI engineer, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958. Three TI employees left the company in 1982 to start Compaq. . Companies using 3Dlabs' graphics processors in their computers include Compaq, Digital Equipment Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, MaxVision, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , NeTpower and Siemens-Nixdorf. Leading board manufacturers using 3Dlabs' graphics processors include AccelGraphics, Creative Labs, Diamond Multimedia, Elsa and Symmetric.
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Note to Editors: 3Dlabs and GLINT are registered trademarks and PERMEDIA is a trademark of 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd. Microsoft, Windows, Direct3D, and DirectDraw are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and/or other countries. OpenGL is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. All other trademarks are acknowledged and recognized.
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