Bluetooth-enabled, and capable of syncing with several fitness apps. Could this be the just-smart-enough smartwatch?
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Graphics chipmaker 3Dlabs has settled its lawsuit with STB Systems of Richardson, Texas. The comapnies have agreed to an out-of-court settlement of the pending litigation between the two parties, although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed. In August 1998, 3Dlabs filed a lawsuit charging STB with breach of contract for failure to pay 3Dlabs for chipsets purchased. STB filed a cross-complaint in September 1998 asserting a number of common law and statutory claims against 3Dlabs.
3Dfx Interactive, a maker of graphics chips for computer games, will acquire STB Systems for about $141 million in stock to add video cards to its product line. 3Dfx will integrate STB's video card manufacturing operations with its own chip, board, and software operations in a move expected to help reduce costs and design time. The transaction is expected to be completed in March, 3Dfx said.
Graphics chipmaker 3Dlabs has sued STB Systems for breach of contract over $1.2 million worth of chipsets. The lawsuit, filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California, alleges that STB has not yet paid for chipsets it purchased, and "seeks declaratory relief with regard to certain controversies" between the two companies. A spokesman for STB, which makes accelerator boards and video drivers, declined to comment.
STB Systems will offer a DVD add-in card to its OEM customers. The card will feature Chromatic Research Mpact media processor technology that enables DVD playback at 30 frames-per-second. Sample quantities of the card are available now; larger quantities will be available in May.
Multimedia accelerator provider STB Systems acquired Symmetric Simulation Systems, a designer and builder of 3D graphics acceleration technology. Symmetric will become STB's wholly owned subsidiary. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
STB Systems announced a DVD-compatible audio/video playback adapter. Its DVD Theater delivers audio and video playback of DVD-encoded content on a desktop PC, including movies and interactive games. It will be available before the end of the year for under $200. STB develops, manufactures, and sells video graphics adapters and other multimedia products.
STB Systems announced a graphic adapter with 3D hardware. The Velocity 3D features 2D and 3D hardware accelerators and full-motion video playback. It comes with 4MB of VRAM for $249, and an optional card that supplies an additional 4MB of DRAM for a total of 8MB for $349. The Velocity 3D is capable of up to 16.7 million colors for photo-realistic images and resolutions to 1600 by 1200 with refresh rates up to 160Hz. It supports Microsoft ActiveMovie and future multimedia-related products from STB.