STB to buy Symmetric

Graphics card giant STB Systems this week said it planned to buy 3D graphics specialist Symmetric Inc. underlining the race for a market that until recently was dominated by high-end niche companies.

STB will continue to use the Symmetric name on a line of cards based on 3Dlabs processors.

"The acquisition by STB Systems gives Symmetric access to STB's first-tier OEM customers and world-class manufacturing/buying power," said Perry Copus, president of Symmetric, in a prepared statement.