Nvidia to License GPU Tech
Nvidia today announced that it plans to offer its mobile processor technology to other companies. Nvidia hopes to generate income through this new business model, which will see it license its mobile technology for a fee. To start, Nvidia said that it will offer the GPU core based on its Kepler architecture. The Kepler GPU includes support for OpenGL 4.3 and GPGPU, and Nvidia claims it offers excellent performance and efficiency. Kepler is found at the core of Nvidia's own GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla GPUs, as well as its next-generation platform, codenamed Logan. Companies that choose to license Nvidia's technology will receive all the support they need to integrate Kepler into their own hardware. Nvidia said today's move is based in part on the changing landscape of computing and its shift toward mobile devices.