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.