NVIDIA To Power New Palm Graphics

As a member of the Palm OS Ready Program, PalmSource will provide NVIDIA with Palm OS Garnet and Cobalt tools and components designed to enable the creation of software drivers for the NVIDIA GoForceâ„¢ family of media processors and make them available to Palm OS licensees. The NVIDIA GoForce media processors offers advanced features for smart mobile devices, including support for multi-megapixel image capture, accelerated graphics for gaming, and video capture and playback. Using dedicated hardware accelerator engines, the GoForce processors deliver high performance for multimedia applications and drive high-resolution displays, while minimizing battery life consumption on the device.

“Partnering with one of the leading mobile platform providers, PalmSource, supports our business strategy of extending our graphics solutions to deepen our penetration in the market for smart mobile devices,” said Phil Carmack, general manager and vice president of handheld group at NVIDIA.  “We believe Palm OS licensees will benefit from NVIDIA’s cutting-edge technology, manufacturing leadership and global support infrastructure to create successful mobile solutions tailored to the multimedia and entertainment markets.”

“We believe that combining NVIDIA’s technological expertise in the mobile device market with the flexibility and ease-of-use of Palm OS, licensees can leverage the tools and resources to build new products for the multimedia market that feature higher display resolutions, video capture and playback features,” said David Nagel, president and CEO of PalmSource, Inc.

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