S3 Licenses S3TC To 3DLabs

S3 Graphics today announced the licensing of its patented and proprietary
S3TC™ texture compression technology to Creative Technology Ltd. for
implementation in next-generation workstation graphics accelerators launched by
its wholly owned subsidiary, 3Dlabs®, Inc. S3TC technology allows complex
textures such as those in today’s 3D gaming applications to be compressed by a
factor of four, effectively quadrupling the amount of texture imagery that can
be stored and processed with onboard graphics memory, while maintaining crisp
visual quality.

“Creative realizes the valuable advantage and potential S3TC technology can
provide 3Dlabs’ next-generation workstation graphics accelerators,” said Steve
Mosher, vice president at Creative. “By licensing S3TC software, 3Dlabs can
enable future iterations of products to process memory intensive images more
precisely.” “With this licensing agreement, 3DLabs and S3 Graphics can work
together to demonstrate the technical excellence of S3TC and drive continued 3D
momentum,” said Dr. Gerry Liu, Vice President of Marketing for S3 Graphics.


S3 Graphics today announced the licensing of its patented and proprietary
S3TC™ texture compression technology to Creative Technology Ltd. for
implementation in next-generation workstation graphics accelerators launched by
its wholly owned subsidiary, 3Dlabs®, Inc. S3TC technology allows complex
textures such as those in today’s 3D gaming applications to be compressed by a
factor of four, effectively quadrupling the amount of texture imagery that can
be stored and processed with onboard graphics memory, while maintaining crisp
visual quality.

“Creative realizes the valuable advantage and potential S3TC technology can
provide 3Dlabs’ next-generation workstation graphics accelerators,” said Steve
Mosher, vice president at Creative. “By licensing S3TC software, 3Dlabs can
enable future iterations of products to process memory intensive images more
precisely.” “With this licensing agreement, 3DLabs and S3 Graphics can work
together to demonstrate the technical excellence of S3TC and drive continued 3D
momentum,” said Dr. Gerry Liu, Vice President of Marketing for S3 Graphics.

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