ARM announced the acquisition of Geomerics, a leader in lighting technology for the gaming and entertainment industries. The acquisition is said to expand ARMís position at the forefront of the visual computing and graphics industries.
Geomerics' Enlighten is the worlds' first fully real-time global illumination technology for computer graphics. Global illumination is a term used to describe advanced, photorealistic lighting effects in 3D graphics. Typical graphics applications today are limited to simple, direct lighting effects only. With global illumination, effects such as compound reflections, refractions, shadows, and other advanced effects are enabled, providing more lifelike graphics quality.
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