Intervista a 3DLabs
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Qualche giorno prima del'apertura ufficiale del Cebit 2002 di Hannover, Creative Labs ha annunciato l'acquisizione di 3DLabs, storico produttore di soluzioni video per grafica professionale Open GL.
Obiettivo dell'accordo è quello di dare maggiore continuità alla produzione 3DLabs, fornendo allo stesso tempo a Creative un nuovo chip video per utenza domestica, da commercializzare possibilmente per la prossima stagione natalizia.
Sul sito Beyond 3D è stata pubblicata, a questo indirizzo, una serie di domande e risposte con Kim Stowe di 3DLabs.
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D. Can you tell us how this deal first came about from the 3Dlabs side? Previously there was no indication that 3Dlabs were 'up for grabs' as it were.
R. 3Dlabs and Creative have had a long-standing relationship. As 3Dlabs began looking for a board partner for its next-generation graphics technology, Creative and 3Dlabs began the discussions. There are many synergies between the companies and this deal enables 3Dlabs to grow in its current workstation market as well as enter into the consumer desktop market. 3Dlabs will be able to leverage Creative's distribution channel and its financial and manufacturing resources to bring products to market more efficiently and at better prices.
D. What's the mood of the acquisition? Are 3Dlabs employee's happy under the terms of this deal? Do you feel this secures 3Dlabs future on a long term basis now?
R. 3Dlabs employees are taking the announcement in stride and we are looking forward to what the future holds for 3Dlabs. Certainly there is comfort in the fact that we will have access to the resources Creative has to offer.