Continua la strategia di consolidamento delle soluzioni nVIDIA nel mercato dei dispositivi mobili: è stato lo stesso chip-maker americano ad annunciare - mediante il comunicato di seguito allegato - che la sua gpu in versione mobile, denominata GoForce 4000, sarà utilizzata dal produttore giapponese Kyocer per la realizzazione del suo nuovo telefono 3G siglato W41K. Dunque Kyocer si aggiunge ad una lista di clienti già prestigiosa che include, tra gli altri, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Mitsubishi, Mitac e DBTEL.
SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 23, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced today that Kyocera Corporation has chosen the NVIDIA GoForce 4000 handheld graphics processing unit (GPU) for its new CDMA EVDO phone, the W41K. Kyocera Corporation is one of Japan's fastest growing suppliers of 3G mobile phones.
The W41K combines a sleek and stylish design with a host of impressive multimedia features including a 3.17 megapixel camera, a QVGA resolution main display with up to 262K colors, and an organic light emitting diode (OLED) subdisplay. The GoForce 4000 GPU provides hardware acceleration for fluid 15fps camera preview, full-resolution JPEG compression and decompression, 2D graphics, and display controller support for both of the system's displays.
"The W41K is another trend-setting design from Kyocera that aligns very well with our strategy to deliver high-performance multimedia features to the world's most exciting and sought after 3G devices," said Michael Rayfield, general manager for handheld GPUs at NVIDIA. "The NVIDIA GoForce 4000 GPU delivers the high-quality multimedia features that Kyocera demanded for this handset and does so at power levels that will help the customer enjoy these features for longer."
A key component of the NVIDIA GoForce 4000 GPU is NVIDIA nPower technology, a combination of architecture and design methodologies that delivers advanced power saving techniques and dedicated algorithms for great features and performance with minimal battery drain.
The Kyocera W41K went on sale in Japan in early March and is available on the AU/KDDI network. NVIDIA GoForce handheld GPUs can also be found in mobile phones and handheld devices from Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Mitsubishi, Mitac, DBTEL, and more.
Source: nVIDIA Press Release