3dfx, one of the first hardware companies to support Linux as a gaming solution, has announced they will be selling their assets to arch-rival NVIDIA, with whom they waged a bitter contest to gain 3D chipset market superiority:
Assets included in the transaction include all 3dfx intellectual property and chip inventory as well as certain other assets. In addition, upon signing the definitive agreement, 3dfx transferred to NVIDIA the “3dfx” and “Voodoo” brand names and trademarks.
Hopefully this acquisition won’t adversely affect the level of support NVIDIA offers for the Linux platform.
YAU: Well, apparently NVIDIA decided no one has any questions, because the above-mentioned FAQ page has been removed from their site…