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The raw-image plug-in can now automatically fix problems such as chromatic aberration. Also: support for Canon T2i, Sony A450, Panasonic G2 and G10.
A third update to Aperture 3 improves the photo software's handling of chromatic aberration, improves stability, and includes many other tweaks.
Mike Farmwald, who co-founded Rambus, is joining Benchmark Capital as a venture partner, the firm plans to announce Monday. Farmwald, who founded Chromatic Research, Epigram and Matrix Semiconductor, will focus on the semiconductor-related companies.
The graphics leader will use the acquisition to move into the market for integrated chips for set-top boxes and other devices.
Chromatic Research is laying off approximately 50 percent of its workforce and will discontinue its Mpact media processor line.
Chromatic's new Mpact2 chip puts 3D and 2D graphics and DVD functionality on a single piece of silicon.
The leading PC graphics chipmaker reports solid earnings, despite continuing to take charges for its purchase of Chromatic Research.
The multimedia chipmaker heaves a sigh of relief after signing up Gateway for its Mpact chip, but Intel is not far behind.
Chromatic Research and Asymetrix announced their intent to develop a complete MPEG-based video editing solution designed to work with the Mpact media processor. Chromatic's MPEG video encoding and Asymetrix's digital video editing software will deliver an easy-to-use, low-cost MPEG-1 video editing package for the PC that works directly with ordinary VCRs and camcorders, according to the companies. They plan to deliver the package in the first half of 1997.