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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 pdi compensation expense.
This article needs additional citations for verification. 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 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Trident partnered with motherboard chipset suppliers several times to integrate its graphics technology into a motherboard chipset i. From this point on, Trident’s research and development was mainly concentrated at its facilities in ShanghaiChinaand a fully owned ,square-foot research and development facility in Shanghai was completed in This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat After an investigation into accounting irregularities relating to stock options, in November the company’s chairman and CEO resigned,  which was followed by the departure of further key personnel, including its president and former vice president of engineering in early Views Read Edit View history.
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. 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.
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Pcj new management, in May Trident completed the acquisition of selected assets of the frame rate converter FRCdemodulator and audio product lines from Micronas. Retrieved from ” https: 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.
Securities and Exchange Commission. Silicon Valley Business Journal. It filed for bankruptcy protection in January  and the delisting of its common stock from the NASDAQ stock market was announced shortly thereafter. 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.
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.
Pc the mids, the company briefly caught up with its main competition: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. On January 4,Trident filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection appointing Entropic Communications as the stalking horse bidder. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Securities and Exchange Commission in announced a settlement with Trident’s founder and former CEO and with Trident’s former Chief Accounting Officer;ci to a complaint alleging illegal back-dating of stock options in the period from to Established inTrident gained a reputation for selling inexpensive for the time but slow SVGA chipsets.
In this market it competed with NeoMagic.
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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. Init transformed itself into being a supplier of display processors pic digital televisions primarily LCD TVs and achieved success starting fromat a time when the global LCD TV market started showing strong growth.
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The rapid introduction of 3D graphics caught many graphics suppliers off guard, including Trident.