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December 29, 1999

PixelFusion Seeks New Board Maker After Number Nine Collapse

By CBR Staff Writer

PixelFusion Ltd said it is not concerned by the decision of its rival S3 In, to acquire the assets of Number Nine Visual Technology Corp, its OEM graphics board partner. The Bristol, UK graphics chip designer said it will announce new partnership deals soon.

S3 announced that its intention to buy Number Nine’s assets after the graphics industry veteran filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month. S3 says that it wants to buy the remains of Number Nine to strengthen its position as a supplier of graphics products to IBM Corp and for the firm’s 80- strong ASIC design team. Whether the deal is completed will be down to the courts.

The fall of Number Nine is a blow for Bristol, UK-based PixelFusion. Lexington, Massachusetts-based Number Nine had signed a deal to manufacture boards based on the Fuzion 150 chip in August. However, a spokesperson for PixelFusion said it is actively engaged in discussions with a number of possible partners, including board vendors, PC and workstation OEMs and hardware manufacturers in markets that including graphics, video/broadcast, simulation, imaging, high-speed printing, networking and signal processing. The company will be announcing new partnerships early in the New Year.

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