Will nVidia buy 3dfx?
BusinessWeek speculates about a possible acquisition of 3dfx by nVidia. This would enable nVidia to avoid the consequences of the patent litigation with 3dfx.
The purchase would cost nVidia only 400 million dollars at the current stock price of 3dfx, which would certainly be possible with nVidia's market value of 4 billion dollars. The buyout would certainly not be beneficial for the graphics card market, as nVidia would buy out its strongest competitor, but competition is known to stimulate business.