Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In late , XGI completed the acquisition of Trident’s former graphics division, completing the transformation of the company into one focusing on DTV chip solutions. From this point on, Trident’s research and development was mainly concentrated at its facilities in Shanghai , China , and a fully owned ,square-foot research and development facility in Shanghai was completed in In November , Trident announced the resignation of its founder and CEO following an investigation by a special committee into back-dating of stock option grants, and announced that it would restate its financial results for the period to to reflect non-cash charges for stock based compensation expense. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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The Micronas and NXP acquisitions involved a substantial and diverse product portfolio and a large number of employees in widely dispersed operations in the U. In lateXGI completed the acquisition of Trident’s former graphics division, completing the transformation of the company into one focusing on DTV chip solutions. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Meanwhile, in the laptop market, Trident was an early pioneer of embedded DRAMa semiconductor manufacturing technique which combines a graphics-controller and framebuffer memory on a single chip.

Retrieved from ” pi Trident partnered with motherboard chipset suppliers several times to integrate its graphics technology into a motherboard chipset i. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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Securities and Exchange Commission. It filed for bankruptcy protection in January [5] and the delisting of its common stock from the NASDAQ stock market was announced shortly thereafter.

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The resulting combo-chip saved precious board-space by eliminating several RAM chips normally required for framebuffer storage as well as providing other advantages, offset by a higher manufacturing cost-per-bit. Graphics hardware companies Companies based in Santa Clara, California Companies that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in After an investigation into accounting irregularities relating to stock options, in November the company’s chairman and CEO resigned, [7] which was followed by the departure of further key personnel, including its president and former vice president of engineering in early May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The rapid introduction of 3D graphics caught many graphics suppliers off guard, including Trident. As the PC graphics market shifted from simple framebuffer displays basic VGA color monitor and later multi-resolution SVGA output to more advanced 2D hardware acceleration such a BitBLT engine and color-space conversion not to be confused with 3D hardware-accelerationTrident continued its strategy of selling modestly performing chips at compelling price points.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Under new management, in May Trident completed the acquisition of selected assets of the frame rate converter FRCdemodulator and audio product lines from Micronas.

Although Trident enjoyed some success with its 3DImage and Blade3D product-lines, the entry of Intel into PC graphics signalled the end of the bottom-end, graphics-chip market. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Trident Microsystems was a fabless semiconductor company that in the s was a well-known supplier of graphics chipsets used in video cards and on motherboards for desktop PCs and laptops.

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Init transformed itself into being a supplier of display processors for digital televisions primarily LCD TVs and achieved success starting fromat a time when the global LCD TV market started showing strong growth. Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Established inTrident gained a reputation for selling inexpensive for the time but slow SVGA chipsets. Views Read Edit View history. Securities and Exchange Commission in announced a settlement with Trident’s ;ci and former CEO and with Trident’s former Chief Accounting Officerrelating to a complaint alleging illegal back-dating of stock options in the period from to In the mids, the company briefly caught up with its main competition: Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May From this point on, Trident’s research and development was mainly concentrated at its 9404 in ShanghaiChinaand a fully owned ,square-foot research and development facility in Shanghai was completed in On January 4,Trident filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection appointing Entropic Communications as the stalking horse bidder.

In this market it competed with NeoMagic. In NovemberTrident announced the resignation of its founder and CEO following an investigation by a special committee into back-dating of stock option grants, and announced that it would restate its financial results for the period to to reflect non-cash charges for stock based compensation expense.

Faced with a contracting market and rising research and development costs due to the increasing sophistication of 3D-graphics renderingTrident announced a substantial restructuring of the company in June