NEC hits 3D snags

NEC hits 3D snags
Richard Ball NEC has suffered another setback in the development of a 3D graphics chip for PC users, with production not due until June at the earliest. The PowerVR 250 chip, using VideoLogic’s architecture, should have been in production last month. “It is regretful that the delivery of the PC chips has been delayed,” an NEC spokesperson confirmed to Electronics Weekly. According to Kings Langley-based VideoLogic, the problem has little to do with its architecture, but some small problem in the hardware of the Windows mouse pointer. NEC said yield problems on its 0.25?m manufacturing process were also affecting production. “We’re having a difficult time achieving the high performance at the right price,” said NEC’s spokesperson.


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