After having been under the control of Creative Labs for four years now, it's been made clear that 3DLabs are splitting ties to continue on alone once again. Also mentioned in this article over at the DailyTech, they are also now independantly sampling their new media processor technology to system designers.
"Creative has approved the spinout and feels it is the best solution for its shareholders, and we are now talking to potential investors as we move back to our roots of being a fabless chip company. We hope the transaction will be completed by next April," Hock Leow, president of 3Dlabs told EE Times.
Its first effort being freshly independent is the announcement of its DMS-02 multi-core media processor capable of HD 720p H.264 video playback on a handheld device.