S3 Graphics

Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
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Originally founded in 1989 by Dado Banatao and Ronald Yara, S3 Graphics, Ltd. was manufacturer of computer video solutions. The company sold the Savage 3D, Trio, ViRGE, and Chrome graphics processor series.

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S3 Graphics is a graphics chip designer and does not provide support by phone or e-mail. If you have a computer using an S3 graphics chipset, you must get support from the computer manufacturer.

S3 Graphics is no longer in business and has no e-mail or phone support options. Computer Hope may still be able to assist you with any technical support related questions, but cannot help with any part replacements, warranty, or other company specific related questions.

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Company news

July 6, 2011 - HTC purchased the majority shares of S3 Graphics from VIA technologies to acquire S3 Graphics and its patents.

November 1, 2000 - S3 Incorporated today announced a name change to SONICblue and began trading on November 15, 2000, under the stock ticker symbol SBLU. With the exit of its desktop and portable graphics chips and board businesses, SONICblue will be highly focused on digital media and information appliance opportunities.

April 11, 2000 - S3 Incorporated announced it had agreed to transfer it's graphics business to VIA Technologies, Inc.

February 1, 2000 - S3 announced that it finalized the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Number Nine Visual Technology Corporation.

September 24, 1999 - S3 Incorporated and Diamond Multimedia Systems announced today that the merger of the two companies was approved by both S3 and Diamond's shareholders. Under the terms of the merger, shareholders of Diamond Multimedia will receive .52 of a share of S3 stock for each share of Diamond Multimedia stock held.