The bandwagon of manufacturers of electronic components keen to produce graphics-enabled microprocessors (G-MPUs) is growing, according to iSuppli.
In a new report on G-MPU manufacturers, the analyst of the electronic components industry notes that NVIDIA is the latest to express a desire to move into the market.
Project Denver is the newly announced initiative from the firm to allow its flagship line of dedicated graphical processing units (GPUs) to be incorporated into G-MPUs manufactured in-house.
"In notebook PCs alone, IHS iSuppli research forecasts the penetration rate for G-MPUs will increase to 82.9 per cent by 2014, up from 39 per cent in 2010," says Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst for compute platforms at IHS.
According to iSuppli, the popularity of G-MPUs, compared with dedicated GPUs, is growing as devices become ever more compact.
With small, slim form factors a characteristic of modern electronics manufacturing, the desire for microprocessors which add graphics capabilities without occupying much space is strong, the analyst explains.
Posted by Michael Lowe