Artifact Details

Title

3dfx oral history panel

Catalog Number

102746834

Type

Text

Date

2013-07-29

Contributor

Campbell, Gordon, Panelist
Dennis, Eric, Media Producer; Videographer
Hodge, Shayne, Moderator
Sellers, Scott, Panelist
Smith, Ross Q., Panelist
Tarolli, Gary M., Panelist

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

75 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

3dfx was a pioneering consumer computer graphics company best known for its Voodoo Graphics accelerators for PCs. Their graphics products also found their way into popular arcade games such as San Francisco Rush and NFL Blitz. 3dfx’s cards and their Glide API were arguably the most popular and important products of their era. Despite their early dominance in the computer graphics industry, 3dfx went from industry leader to bankruptcy in just a few years’ span. In this oral history, the four original co-founders discuss the history of 3dfx, lessons learned, and anecdotes from their careers in technology.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; 3-D; Three-dimensional; Graphics; Games; gaming; Glide; Nvidia; Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI); Voodoo Graphics; Pellucid; Sega (video game); Midway; Arcade; Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI); Doom (video game); Quake (video game); 3dfx Interactive

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X6887.2013