Ageia PhysX Coming to Mobile Apps – Chief Executive

During an interview with ChileHardware web-site, Chief executive Manju Hedge of Ageia Technologies, announced that his company plans to offer a physics processing unit (PPU) for mobile applications, target the PhysX chips at non-gaming apps and offer third parties to integrate PPUs into a variety of devices, including graphics cards. Mr. Hegde said that his company has a plethora of plans to popularize its PhysX processing units, which apparently can do general-purpose calculations as well, among both gamers and non-gamers (including offering software that would allow running generic C code on the chips). Additionally, Mr. Hegde said that it is possible to offer PPU for mobile devices and that the company is in talks with add-in card developers ATI (graphics division of AMD) and Nvidia as well as Intel about integration of PPUs on other devices.

"The PPU can be used for accelerating other calculations in scientific, engineering and financial applications such as DCC [digital content creation], video encoding/decoding, financial options pricing, CAD applications, medical imaging etc. We are working with partners on each of these applications," the head of Ageia.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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Dude do you saw my new super multi-fonction gadget? I received it yesterday and I still loss in the ton of features...
They told me that it can call people too!

Well I Have a pocket pc and a phone, I wouldn't want both in 1, for one the pocket Pc's are square for my ear, and then if one dies you loose both, I like to have them separate.

yea, music and camera's thats where it should of stopped. just getting ridiculous now. Plus they really have not taken with pc users yet let alone mobile users....oh wait is this why they are moving to mobile devices?

Oh... come on... never used a Treo?
U can't use a normal phone after being able to instal thousands of applications on a 320x320 touchable screen.
You can make the notes on college using a keyboard, sync it with Word, have a full organizer with schedule, contacts, names etc etc etc...
And even play some games.
Maybe phisycs can get things even higher.