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    Default Matrox acquired by co-founder

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    https://www.anandtech.com/show/14858...d-by-cofounder

    Matrox on Monday announced that Lorne Trottier, a co-founder of Matrox, has acquired 100% ownership of the Matrox group of companies, which includes three divisions: Matrox Imaging, Matrox Graphics, and Matrox Video.
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    That made me come here. Haven't read the article yet. By the way currently using my computer as a hackintosh. Wonder if he's going to rename it to Trox. LOL
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    Well I'll be damned....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Mordrid View Post
    Well I'll be damned....
    Owners must be what 70 now. I remember there was Matic as an owner besides Trotier and I remember some hearsay that Trotier was more reasonable of the two.

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    Branco Matic and Loren Trottier The latter was responsible for the video side of the business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebe View Post
    Branco Matic and Loren Trottier The latter was responsible for the video side of the business

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    Wasn't Matic connected to Dan Wood who was behind decision to axe performance graphics and go niche multi monitor.

    Remembering my idealist outlook from Parhelia times (I'll build time bending black hole generating workstation with dual 3200+ Athlons and Parhelia which will enable me to create awesome digital content) I felt decision to go niche was wrong. But now in hindsight with business experience I have, the problem was they didn't have the capital to invest in new process technology and release something competitive against Radeon 9700 GeForce 6000 series. Since they were privately owned they would have to issue stocks and loose control and investing in high capital cost cutting edge short cycle technology is very risky from a business perspective. It would have been a very risky move from the business side and they could loose everything while downscaled niche Matrox was probably profitable and it's better for small companies to exist in niches where market is too small to be interesting for large players.

    I still think the problem wasn't Parhelia per se. The leading GPU usually doesn't make that many profits apart from Quadro CAD cards and most of those cards sold are midrange. The problem was: once 450 die-shrink of G400 ran out (in 2000 they had like 15% GPU markeshare which was huge with all the players who still existed then) they didn't have G800 to shrink to sell to OEMs and G550 wasn't competitive against GF2 GF4MX. So while Parhelia and P-Series probably sold in niche and workstation markets they didn't have the bulk to sustain business. If they bet the farm on Parhelia2 (and they would also have to come with midrange DX9 GPU because of Vista) and that would have fallen short it would have probably sunk the company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    Maybe we'll get Rainbow Runner drivers for Windows 2000 now?!
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