Feeds

S3 takes time to check The Register out

Reveals roadmap for next year

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

After we wrote a story about S3 being up for sale a couple of weeks ago, the guys came into the office to give us the SP on its future developments. Paul Ayscough, senior manager of S3's European division, said that we'd see its next generation part, codenamed GX4, in four months' time, with unspecified "other things", which he could not disclose, which will move its part into the high end. He said: "Eighty million [desktop] PCs will be sold this year. The top, one million, end of the market is not where we're at." He said the large slice below that was, in S3's sights. "That large bulk area is where Savage4 is aimed at," he said. "We'll have three parts for that, the 143 Pro, the 125GT, and the 110LT." The 143 starts at $25 with the others stepped below that. "Trio3D is low range at the moment, at around $10. Next year, that will be a combined element in the North Bridge," he said. The Trio3D is S3's best version of its old Virge technology but with about four times the performance. He said that Savage4 will cost S3 much less to make and the yields "will be very good". Its design wins include Diamond, Creative, ELSA, Hercules, Number Nine and Creative, he said. The company has already won four out of the top ten OEMs and he expected to sign another two in the next few weeks. S3 already has samples of 0.22 and 0.18 micron chips, said Ayscough. "A mobile part based on Savage4 will be out in a few months' time," he said. He said: "We expect to ship huge quantities of this chip and get a very significant share of the marketplace." ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.