Rumors have been flying around the Internet early this month
in regards to a possible takeover of XGI Technology by ATI Technologies.
Initial reports had stated that ATI would acquire XGI on March 03, 2006,
however, that date has since passed and we have seen no public word on
this matter or official comments. If you will recall, last year there
were also speculations of a possible ATI + XGI merger, but those moves
were downplayed by the industry and that it would be unlikely if it ever
went through. However, it seems as if this possible acquisition is the
real McCoy and is likely to proceed. In this article we also examine the
state of their unified Linux display drivers as well as their
open-source policy and possible benefit to ATI in the server arena. All
of that and more can be found in this article today..