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(3dfx Interactive, San Jose, California) A company that specialized in 3D accelerator chips and arcade game subsystems used by major graphics cards manufacturers. Founded in 1994, 3dfx also developed its own line of graphics cards but had strong competition from NVIDIA. In addition, its lack of support for the upcoming DirectX API caused the company to declare bankruptcy in 2000. NVIDIA acquired its IP assets. See Voodoo Graphics.
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3dfx Interactive has cut the end-user pricing of several of its graphics accelerator cards.
"Voodoo delivers better visual quality, across more titles, at the highest possible frame rates," said Bryan Speece, director of Macintosh business development at 3dfx Interactive. "Macintosh end users have made it quite clear they are interested in high performance graphics options for their machines and the Voodoo architecture is the sole provider of FSAA on the Mac platform today."
3dfx Interactive Europe has expanded to the multimedia peripherals market with the launch of VoodooTV, its new 'tuner on a chip' product for PCs.
3dfx Interactive is a developer of graphics accelerator chips, boards and software based in Richardson, TX, that bring media-rich game and educational applications to life.
3dfx Interactive Inc, the San Jose-based provider of 3D graphics chips and related software, said last week that president and CEO Gregory Ballard has resigned effective October 31.
3dfx Interactive [TDFX] announced its support for Apple Computer's [AAPL] Power Mac G4, which includes its Voodoo and T-buffer technologies.
Glide(R) is an application program interface (API) from 3Dfx Interactive that enhances its next generation 3D graphics accelerator chips.
3dfx Interactive Inc has unveiled plans to make its Voodoo5 5500 AGP 64Mb graphics card for Macintosh available for purchase in October.
3Dfx Interactive Inc has confirmed that its new graphics chip, code-named 'Napalm' won't be available for the crucial fourth- quarter holiday period.
3dfx Interactive has begun full volume production of Voodoo5 5500 PCI for Macintosh, its new 3D graphics accelerator for the Mac platform.
Third-party developers announcing or previewing new products optimized for the G4 include 3dfx Interactive Inc, ATTO Technology Inc, Adobe Systems Inc, Avid Technology Inc, Bungie Software, Casady & Greene, Linker Systems, Macromedia Inc, Maxon Computer Inc, Media 100, Research Systems Inc, Sonic Solutions Inc, Synthetik Software, Terran Interactive and TeraGlobal Inc.