S3 Incorporated announced that it has made a strategic investment in Intellon Corporation. The deal will create a partnership giving S3 access to Intellon's Power Line home networking chip technology. S3 and Intellon will jointly research and develop future versions on the technology for use in S3 Diamond Home Free home networking products. "Intellon's Power Line technology provides the opportunity to develop an advanced high-speed digital connection using existing electrical wiring. S3 and Intellon will be able to work toward simple and easy networking solutions," said S3 Chief Technology officer Andrew Wolfe.