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Hypercompetition drives graphics chip market

Faster and more sophisticated graphics processors are coming at an ever-increasing rate, even as Intel prepares to enter the field.

Terror in the graphics world
By Michael Kanellos and Dan Goodin
February 12, 1998, 4:00 a.m. PT

special report Hyper-competition, shorter product cycles, and lower prices are forcing 3D graphics chips makers to rethink their product strategies. Perhaps more important, Intel's entry into the market could ignite a contest for survival.

Ruthless competition rules market
In a crowded field, graphics chip companies rise and fall overnight.

Intel's entry means big changes

3D board makers join Intel bandwagon

Graphics stalwarts on the run

Who will be the winners and losers?

  -Glenn Schuster, director of marketing for mainstream graphics products at S3.




Jonathan Joseph, NationsBanc Montgomery Securities.