I'm looking for "off the shelf" graphic IC's that supported hardware sprites. By "off the shelf" I mean chips that were designed to be used in various machines and not designed specifically for one machine. So the VIC chips from MOS/Commodore wouldn't count. Even though the VIC-I was originally designed to be off the shelf it never materialized that way since it was used mostly in the VIC-20.
Also, I'm only interested in chips that were made any time during the 70's and 80's (1989 being a cutoff).
I've been doing some research on this and I've only been able to find one group of graphic chips that supported hardware sprites.
That was the TMS9918. The TMS9918 had a few variants such as the 9928, 9938 and 9958.
So, other than the TMS IC's from Texas Instruments, were there any others that supported hardware sprites?
I neglected to mention that in my research, I discovered a few "Pong" chips like the AY-3-8500 series. I'm not sure if they count because while I assume they had sprite support, they were not general purpose graphics chips that I could tell. They were designed to host a few "Pong/shooting"-like games and that's it.
I want to make sure I'm clear. I'm looking for single chip solutions that required very minimal external components. RAM and clock would be OK but not much else (other than passives, of course). I don't believe EGA would count (regardless if it had hardware sprites) because it required external components for memory decoding, DAC's, etc. The TMS9918 is a good example of what I'm looking for.
It looks like there was a "single" chip solution to EGA. However, I'm really pushing the boundaries of the term "single chip" when we add RAM/ROM and a clock. But, "single chip" isn't the primary focus of my question. I'm more interested in the off-the-shelf graphics chips that included hardware sprites and I'd prefer close to single chip if possible. I still, however, cannot confirm that the EGA cards (chips) supported any hardware assisted sprites. But if it did, I would certainly add it to my research.