3DLabs, a manufacturer of high-end graphics cards, has split from its owner Creative Labs:
"Creative has approved the spinout and feels it is the best solution for its shareholders, and we are now talking to potential investors as we move back to our roots of being a fabless chip company. We hope the transaction will be completed by next April," Hock Leow, president of 3Dlabs told EE Times Europe .
The company has also renamed itself 3Dlabs Semiconductor.
Its first product, announced Tuesday (Nov.28) is the DMS-02, which is based on a multi-core architecture including a fully programmable array of floating-point processors, and is targeted at portable media players, video surveillance equipment, portable navigation including GPS, and high-end mobile handsets.