|Qualcomm and ATI Create Wireless 3D Gaming Platform|
Posted: 23-Mar-2004 [Source: Verizon Wireless]
[Qualcomm and ATI announce collaboration to create 3D gaming platform for 3G CDMA2000 and WCDMA devices.]
CTIA Atlanta -- QUALCOMM Incorporated and ATI Technologies Inc. announced a strategic technology collaboration to create the next-generation wireless 3D gaming platform. As part of the collaboration, QUALCOMM's industry-leading Mobile Station Modem(tm) baseband solutions will include ATI's highly optimized IMAGEON(tm) architecture to provide a fully featured, high-performance 3D gaming solution for 3G CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) devices.
QUALCOMM will license and integrate the IMAGEON technology for its next-generation MSM7xxx(tm) family of chipsets, and will enable ATI to interface IMAGEON Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) to QUALCOMM's MSM6xxx chipsets -- providing QUALCOMM's manufacturing partners with a fully tested 3D multimedia hardware solution. This collaboration creates a rich 3D graphics and development environment which includes QUALCOMM's BREW(tm) solution, industry standard APIs, ATI's PC-level performance, and well established developer programs. This enables the development of value-added games for the mobile environment and easy porting to mobile devices, of some of the world's most popular PC and console-based games, resulting in new revenue generating opportunities for wireless operators and content providers.
This collaboration will leverage the revenue-generating opportunities of the rapidly growing wireless gaming industry. IDC estimates that wireless gaming revenue could generate USD $1 billion by 2006 for wireless carriers in the United States. QUALCOMM will showcase a variety of 3G CDMA wireless products and solutions at CTIA Wireless 2004 in Atlanta, March 22-24 in booth number 3931 (hall B4) at the Georgia World Congress Center.
QUALCOMM's chipsets are also compatible with the Java runtime environment; J2ME(tm) can be built entirely on the chipset as an extension to the BREW solution.
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