HTC may drop S3 acquisition

After HTC lost its latest court battle with Apple regarding the graphics company S3 that it planned to buy, the deal now looks in jeopardy.

Like a lot of Android companies, HTC were looking to bolster their patent portfolio, but the ITC ruled that Apple had not infringed S3’s patents.

That does make the $300 million deal to buy S3 considerably less attractive, if not dead in the water.