Chip manufacturer ARM announced that it has acquired Geomerics, the creator of Enlighten which is used for lighting in various media. It is also he first fully real-time global illumination technology and can be seen in games such as Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals. While this allows ARM to expand on their visual and graphics computing facilities, it allows means Geomerics will be able to accelerate development on mobile platforms.
Pete Hutton, EVP and GM Media Processing Division of ARM stated that, “The innovative technologies being developed by Geomerics are already revolutionizing the console gaming experience and are set to rapidly accelerate the transition to photo realistic graphics in mobile. Empowering Geomerics? portfolio with ARM?s graphics capabilities and market reach will be transformative for the user experiences in future mobile and entertainment devices.”
Dr. Chris Doran, COO of Geomerics added that, “With lighting technologies developed by Geomerics, graphics artists can achieve truly realistic global illumination and other advanced lighting features in real time across multiple platforms today. This combination of ARM and Geomerics accelerates the realization of our vision to bring next generation console graphics to mobile devices. Being part of ARM will allow us to accelerate our advanced developments for console and mobile platforms while also providing us with unmatched insights into the platforms and devices of tomorrow.”
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