Orchid Technology was a privately held company that was founded by Fred Dietrich in 1982. It was acquired by Micronics Computers, Inc. and it became a whole owned subsidiary of Micronics in August of 1994. Orchid was well known for its Righteous 3D, Fahrenheit Video3D, and Kelvin 64 graphics accelerators. They were also a leader in the DSP wavetable-based technology as showcased in its array of popular multimedia products including SoundWave 32 and GameWave 32. Wavetable-based sound cards deliver more realistic sound than FM synthesis-based cards. Other products include the award-winning Vidiola line of digital capture and playback systems.