ARM Acquires Geomerics Gaming And Graphics Lighting Technology Company
Geomerics' Enlighten is the worlds' first fully real-time global illumination technology.The technology has been the lighting solution of choice for a few titles that you've probably heard of, including Battlefield 3 and 4, Need for Speed Rivals, Eve Online, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Dr. Chris Doran, COO, Geomerics, said it best: "This combination of ARM and Geomerics accelerates the realization of our vision to bring next generation console graphics to mobile devices."
Really, that's what it's all about -- bringing next-gen graphics to mobile products, as that's where ARM's future truly is. By acquiring a company that understands how to produce realistics lighting in 3D graphics without demanding an insane amount of power or energy, ARM is positioning itself to lead the charge into an area that's already exploding.
As these tend to go, no terms of the deal are being disclosed, but given how hot the mobile gaming industry is becoming, it'll probably end up being a score for ARM regardless.