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Ernest
01-26-2012, 06:47 PM
ImgTec could not capture significant share of the market due to very fast progress demonstrated by ATI Technologies and Nvidia Corp. and the lack of ties with PC OEMs. But the company may get back to discrete accelerator cards for personal computers already this year when it launches real-time ray-tracing accelerators.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/graphics/display/20120124200826_Imagination_Technologies_May_Introd uce_Standalone_Ray_Tracing_Accelerator.html

jwiede
01-26-2012, 08:54 PM
I kind of feel for them, it's neat tech, but cruddy timing. Seems like a near-vertical battle they're fighting, and it's difficult to see how they can eke out a niche given how strongly AMD (ATI) & Nvidia are seeking additional justifications to put more GPU modules into systems.