Movidius' focus, as noted in the article, is "computational imaging" and this certainly is not "your father's Oldsmobile" of graphics imaging. The July announcement on funding is something interesting but the personnel announced as being brought on board (e.g. El-Ouazzane and Dobberpuhl) seems REALLY interesting; folks who have been very successful in the past in getting new ventures underway and in attracting corporate attention and interest. Graphics-related computation has been a major driver of innovation and exceedingly important of late for advancements in silicon processor features and the field of computational imaging may become a signficant part of why this trend continues for some time.
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