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Intel purchases graphics software firm Neoptica

Posted on Tuesday, November 27 2007 @ 15:58:54 CET by

Intel quietly acquired Neoptica, a graphics software company. This acquisition further proofs Intel's commitment to the graphics market. Details are still scarce but rumour has it that Intel is working on mainstream or even high-end GPUs that will compete directly with ATI and NVIDIA's GPUs.
“Neoptica has been acquired by Intel, where we are working on a number of exciting efforts in interactive computer graphics,” a short statement from Neoptica’s web-site reads.

Previously, Neoptica developed software tools for development of advanced “interactive graphics”. Based in San Francisco, California, the company was founded by ex-Nvidia and ex-Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. employees who used to work on software development positions. Besides, some of Neoptica’s employees were involved into GPGPU (general purpose computing on graphics processing units) projects.
Source: X-bit Labs



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