NVIDIA to acquire Ageia Technologies


nvidia  Tuesday 05th February 2008, 07:07:45 AM, written by Rys

NVIDIA are set to acquire Ageia Technologies, creator of PhysX, bringing acceleration of the technology to their GPU product line.

In an announcement today by the company, NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun Huang said, “The AGEIA team is world class, and is passionate about the same thing we are—creating the most amazing and captivating game experiences,” stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. “By combining the teams that created the world’s most pervasive GPU and physics engine brands, we can now bring GeForce®-accelerated PhysX to hundreds of millions of gamers around the world.”

Ageia’s Manju Hegde chipped in with love for his company’s new owners with a quip about how NVIDIA are the “thought leader in GPUs and gaming”, and that Ageia and NVIDIA are bound by a common goal to increase the innovation and drive the consumer experience.

More from JHH can be found in the NVIDIA press release.

Word from inside NVIDIA is that discrete PhysX hardware will continue to be developed after the acquisition, and that we should see at least one more specific PhysX accelerator chip released. More news on that as we get it.

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