ITC Rules Apple Didn't Infringe S3 Graphics' Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Apple Inc. products don't infringe on patents held by S3 Graphics, an acquisition target of HTC Corp. The commission reversed a preliminary ruling that some Apple products violated S3 patents involving texture compression, which is used in computer applications such as 3-D games. The panel said it found "no violation" by Apple and "the investigation is terminated."