AGEIA, the creator of the PhysX Physics Processing Unit (PPU), announced it was granted $27 million capital from Granite Global Ventures and Hercules Technology Growth Capital, along with current investors Apex Venture Partners, BA Venture Partners, CID Ventures, HIG Ventures, and VentureTech Alliance.
This fresh capital will help AGEIA to meet growing market demands for its AGEIA PhysX SDK.
"Since AGEIA introduced the concept of hardware physics last March, we
have seen an outpouring of support and enthusiasm from the gaming community,"
said Scott Bonham, managing director at Granite Global Ventures. "In a market
driven by user experience, AGEIA is well positioned for continued growth, and
we're proud to have contributed to that success."
The AGEIA PhysX processor is the first and only dedicated physics
processor on the market, and provides gamers with a much greater depth of
physical interactivity than software-only physics. Developers and publishers
who license the AGEIA PhysX SDK can create environments and effects that far
surpass anything previously available in games.