View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Software
June 19, 2013

NVIDIA to license graphics technology to other firms

Earlier, the firm licensed GPU core and visual computing patents to Sony and Intel.

By CBR Staff Writer

NVIDIA revealed plans to license its graphics cores and visual computing patents to other chip makers, as part of its efforts to widen its revenue base.

The move would allow customers to build their own products by using the chipmaker’s both existing and future graphics technology.

NVIDIA will also gain greater benefit of the booming market for smartphones and tablets, while reducing its reliance on PC graphics cards in the midst of slump in PC sales.

NVIDIA executive VP, general counsel and secretary David Shannon said that the company will start by licensing the GPU core based on the NVIDIA Kepler architecture, which is claimed to be the world’s most advanced, most efficient GPU.

"Its DX11, OpenGL 4.3, and GPGPU capabilities, along with vastly superior performance and efficiency, create a new class of licensable GPU cores," Shannon said.

"Through our efforts designing Tegra into mobile devices, we’ve gained valuable experience designing for the smallest power envelopes.

"As a result, Kepler can operate in a half-watt power envelope, making it scalable from smartphones to supercomputers."

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

NVIDIA’s plan to offer licensing rights to its visual computing portfolio would enable licensees to create their own GPU functionality with design freedom under the company’s visual computing patent portfolio.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU