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Cirrus Logic acquired Crystal Semiconductor, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal converter ICs, in Mondello development took a back seat to the GD which was near completion and proved to be a much faster design with the use of Rambus. Cirrus was especially fond of it’s texturing engine, calling it TextureJet architecture. Then there are games partially giving up on texturing, likely because of failure in lightmap phase, those are using or originating from Quake engine, like Half Life and Thief. Solvusoft is recognized by Microsoft as a leading Independent Software Vendor, achieving the highest level of completence and excellence in software development.

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How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? Fabrication partnerships with both IBM and Lucent were ended.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I don’t know why exactly Mondello wasn’t finished, but price would probably be quite cjrrus and therefore aimed at the professional market. Then there is rather heavy dithering to 16 bit colors.

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First lowest quality, then default and finally highest. The first chip obviously did not come in expected shape. The execution was poor on some other products as well and Cirrus Logic had to go through consolidation after rapid expansion. Cirrus got a jump start into 3D technology by acquiring patents and several engineers of Austek, company which has just developed A OpenGL accelerator.


In April Cirrus has licensed the 3D portion of 3DO’s M2 technology, a bit graphics acceleration built for new console. TextureJet slider is one of those, but I could not get any relevant difference by changing its value.

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Soon after joining the company, through an acquisition strategy Mr. Up to 8 MB of local memory are supported and Techworks planned to release 6 and 8 MB cards, but I don’t think that ever happened.

Retrieved 20 August — via Google Books. Business Wire archived at the Free Cirrys. This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat Cirrus Logic went public in and accelerated growth through acquisitions among which were Pixel Semiconductor and Acumos. Taking price into account it performs quite well in old games even with small amount of local memory.

Anyway, focus then moved onto storage, audio chips and data acquisition technology used for communication and industrial applications. That is standard rasterizer of the time, sitting between FIFOs and feeds from own 16 kB of registers.

A new product line should have helped fill those capacities- 3d accelerators. Reflection mapping in Monster Truck Racing 2 brakes car texturing.

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Laguna3D turned into problem child, which was sold mostly for discount prices. Initial promotion price of hundred bucks should be a sign that Laguna3D is not so hot performer. Suhas Patiland in the company was reorganized by Dr.

Cirrus abandons PC graphics There was little excitement around Laguna upon release pvi there is little excitement now when looking back.


As a Gold Certified Independent Software Vendor ISVSolvusoft is able to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction through delivering top-level software and service solutions, which have been subject to a rigourous and continually-audited approval process by Microsoft. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Setting the lowest value loyic Laguna a speed increase, but perspectives are getting really fuzzy. It is nice when accelerator uses higher internal precision, but dither pattern employed by Laguna is far from accurate and several overlapping layers of transparent textures can deliver awful almost stipple-like pattern.

It was one of the lowest-priced SVGA controllers to support both.

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French repositioned the company lgoic a premier supplier of high-performance analog and digital processing chip solutions for consumer entertainment electronics, and soon afterwards, Mr. Battlezone and Interstate 76 demo reject the card outright.

Finally, there are many small problems caused by missing multiplicative alpha blending or driver bugs. Cirrus Logic Hardware Type: During the latter half of the s poor investments, slow product development and overcapacity in fabrication ventures rained havoc on the company.