X-bit labs: Will there be any mobile versions of the Chrome20 product lineup?
Nadeem Mohammad: Absolutely yes – we have a strong reputation with the major notebook OEMs, and our current generation GammaChrome is considered to be one of the best mobile graphics processors available. The Chrome20 mobile series will further extend our performance/watt industry position. I’m personally very excited by the possibility of having high performance game play capability in a true portable notebook.
X-bit labs: What market segment is the Chrome20 Series targeting?
Nadeem Mohammad: The final retail price of an add-in board using a Chrome20 Series processor could vary quite substantially – depending on memory configuration and product SKUs – but in general the main focus will be upper mainstream up to lower mainstream graphics, for example in USA retail this translates to a price range of $79 up to $179 approximately.
X-bit labs: Who will be your board partners in the USA and Europe?
Nadeem Mohammad: We are talking to several companies, but unfortunately I cannot disclose any names at this moment.
X-bit labs: Who are your retail partners in the U.S. and Europe?
Nadeem Mohammad: Our board partners have established retail channels which we will leverage. In the U.S. we also have our G-Store online outlet, accessible from S3Graphics.com.
X-bit labs: You are talking about OEMs and their considerations about superiority of the GammaChrome. Which OEMs use the GammaChrome, or any other product from S3 Graphics, right now?
Nadeem Mohammad: I can not disclose the names of the OEMs we are working with – I will have use the old phrase “watch this space”.
X-bit labs: When can we actually expect the Chrome20-series products to be available?
Nadeem Mohammad: Well within the next two months.