I was really sad to hear the news that 3D Labs (creator of high-end graphics cards) had closed down its operation in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, because I know (and have worked with) a lot of the folks there.
The end result is that there is a world-leading ASIC design team looking for a new home. The team includes architectural designers, RTL designers, backend place and route, verification engineers, and software engineers. The team is particularly well known for its high-performance graphics and OpenGL expertise, but they could turn their hands to any ASIC design task.
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