Trident must have something special on their hands, but what? On January 4, , Trident filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection appointing Entropic Communications as the stalking horse bidder. 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 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. Log in Don’t have an account? Index History repeating itself?
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In NovemberTrident announced the resignation of its founder and CEO following an investigation by a special committee into back-dating of stock b,ade3d grants, and announced that bladde3d would restate its financial results for the period to to reflect non-cash charges for stock based compensation expense. 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?
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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. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May At last year’s Fall Comdex, Trident’s booth held the first eye catching demonstration this reviewer has seen from the company in years: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Views Read Edit View history. Trident Microsystems was a fabless semiconductor company that in the s was a well-known supplier of graphics chipsets used in video cards and on motherboards for desktop PCs and laptops.
On January 4,Trident filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection appointing Entropic Communications as the stalking horse bidder. Log in Don’t have an account? 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. From this point on, Trident’s research and development was mainly concentrated at its facilities in ShanghaiChinaand a fully owned ,square-foot research and development blade3v in Shanghai was completed in In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Typically associated with the word “crap” among gamers, Trident has never truly had a competitive product on the market, and their presence in the 3D driven world of gaming is just about as prominent as that “friend” of yours that never seems to get invited to any parties. Init transformed itself into being a supplier of display processors for digital televisions primarily LCD TVs and achieved success starting fromat a time when the global LCD Blade3r market started showing strong growth.
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Securities and Exchange Commission. 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. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Under new management, in May Trident completed the bladed3 of selected assets of the frame rate converter FRCdemodulator and audio product lines from Micronas.
It makes very little sense for 8980 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. Retrieved from ” https: Graphics hardware companies Companies based in Santa Clara, California Companies that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 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.
Established inTrident gained a reputation for selling inexpensive for the time but slow SVGA chipsets.
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In the mids, the company briefly caught up with its main competition: This article needs additional citations for verification. In this market it competed with NeoMagic. Blave3d must have something special on their hands, but what? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 The rapid introduction of 3D graphics caught many graphics suppliers off guard, including Trident.
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.