Intel clonemaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has put its money where its mouth is and invested in games company Digital Anvil.
In the same field, National Semiconductor, which bought AMD arch rival Cyrix earlier this year, bought graphics hardware and software company Future Integrated Systems yesterday.
The Digital Anvil deal means AMD will produce K6 3D and 3D Plus platforms next year.
Although AMD refused to say how much it has spent in taking the share in Digital Anvil, a senior executive said today that the company was important to its future games plans.
Two weeks ago, at the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, CEO Jerry Sanders III outlined his processor roadmap for 1998, and said that many games companies were "excited" by its 3D technologies.
Cyrix was more circumspect. Future Integrated Systems is a startup based in Milpitas, California.
Dana Krelle, senior VP at AMD, and formerly an employee of Intel, told 'VNU Newswire' a month ago that his company was firmly committed to the games market.
And, he said then, the games market is also firmly committed to AMD. He said that Microsoft, was "very excited" about the 3D platform.
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