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Intel to Acquire Chips and Technologies, Inc.; Invests in Advanced Graphics to Accelerate Visual Computing in Mobile PCs.

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, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 27, 1997--Intel Corporation today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chips and Technologies Chips and Technologies (C&T) was the first fabless semiconductor company, a model developed by its founder Gordon Campbell.

Its first product was an EGA IBM compatible graphics chip. This was followed by chipsets for PC motherboards and other computer graphics chips.
, Inc. based in San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌs├Žnhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Santa Clara County. .

The acquisition is aimed at advancing capabilities for graphics and visual computing The use of computers for 3D modeling and animation. See visualization.  in mobile personal computers.

The terms of the agreement provide for Intel to commence a cash tender offer in the near future for all outstanding shares of Chips and Technologies at a price of $17.50 per share. The terms further provide for a merger of Chips and Technologies with a subsidiary of Intel in which all remaining outstanding shares of Chips and Technologies will be converted into the right to receive $17.50 per share. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other conditions.

"As we aggressively drive improved visual computing capabilities to the personal computer, graphics solutions are an increasingly important part of mobile PC platforms," noted Craig R. Barrett, Intel's president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.
. "Intel and Chips and Technologies already share an excellent working relationship based on our joint efforts in graphics accelerators. Intel's acquisition of Chips and Technologies will provide us with the ability to bring strong graphics solutions to the mobile market segment."

"The need for advanced graphics in mobile systems is significant," stated Jim Stafford James Wayne "Jim" Stafford (b. 16 January 1944, Eloise, Florida) is an American comedian and musician, who was prominent in the 1970s. Stafford had semi-novelty hits with the songs "Spiders and Snakes", "Swamp Witch", "Wildwood Weed", the controversial "My Girl, Bill", and "Turn , Chips and Technologies' president and chief executive officer. "We look forward to being a part of Intel and to working together to accelerate the establishment of advanced graphics technologies and standards for the mobile industry."

Innovators in Advanced Display Capabilities for Mobile Computers

Chips and Technologies is currently the market segment leader for notebook graphics accelerator chips. The company has industry-leading technology, such as HiQColor(TM) in graphics accelerators for the mobile computing Using a computing device while in transit. Mobile computing implies wireless transmission, but wireless transmission does not necessarily imply mobile computing. Fixed wireless applications use satellites, radio systems and lasers to transmit between permanent objects such as buildings  market segment and flat panel displays. Chips and Technologies is currently sampling graphics accelerators with integrated memory.

Chips and Technologies will become a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.

In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners.
 of Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking  and part of Intel's Graphics Components Division. Jim Stafford, Chips and Technologies' president and chief executive officer, will join Intel as a vice president of the company's Desktop Products Group. He will team with Avtar Saini, vice president and general manager of the Platform Components Division, to co-manage Intel's Graphics Component Division in Folsom and San Jose, California.

Current Chips and Technologies employees will become employees of Intel. Intel does not anticipate any immediate changes to Chips and Technologies' product line, and Chips and Technologies will continue to manufacture and provide its products to customers under existing arrangements for the foreseeable future.

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of personal computer, networking and communications products. Additional information is available at .


Tom Waldrop, 408/765-8478


Chips and Technologies

Bruce LeBoss, 408/541-8744
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