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. Securities and Exchange Commission. Under new management, in May Trident completed the acquisition of selected assets of the frame rate converter FRC , demodulator and audio product lines from Micronas. The Micronas and NXP acquisitions involved a substantial and diverse product portfolio and a large number of employees in widely dispersed operations in the U. Trident partnered with motherboard chipset suppliers several times to integrate its graphics technology into a motherboard chipset i. 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 Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Although Trident enjoyed some success with tghi9680 3DImage and Blade3D product-lines, the entry of Intel into PC graphics signalled the end of the bottom-end, graphics-chip market.
Views Read Edit View history. Silicon Valley Business Journal. Trident partnered with motherboard chipset trivent several times to integrate its graphics technology into a motherboard chipset i.
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 It filed for bankruptcy protection in January  and the delisting of its common stock from the NASDAQ stock market was announced shortly thereafter.
In the mids, the company briefly caught up with its main competition: 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 trideent for desktop PCs and laptops.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 From this point ttgui9680, Trident’s research and tgui968 was mainly concentrated at its facilities in ShanghaiChinaand a fully owned ,square-foot research and development facility in Shanghai was completed in Established inTrident gained a reputation for selling inexpensive for the time but slow SVGA chipsets.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Under new management, in May Trident completed the acquisition of selected assets of the frame rate converter FRCdemodulator ygui9680 audio product lines from Micronas. 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.
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In this market it competed with NeoMagic. On January 4,Trident filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection appointing Entropic Communications as the stalking horse bidder. Init transformed itself into being a supplier of display processors for digital televisions primarily LCD TVs and achieved success starting from tbui9680, at a time when the global LCD TV market started showing strong growth.
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.
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Meanwhile, in the laptop market, Trident was an early trrident of embedded DRAMa semiconductor manufacturing technique which combines a graphics-controller and framebuffer memory on a single chip. Securities and Exchange Commission in announced a settlement with Trident’s founder and former CEO ggui9680 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.
This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat 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.
The Micronas and NXP acquisitions involved a substantial and diverse product portfolio and a large number of employees in widely dispersed operations in the U.
Securities and Exchange Commission. In lateXGI completed the acquisition of Trident’s former graphics division, completing the transformation of the company into one focusing on DTV chip solutions.