March 3, 2021 4:30 am
-Advertisement-

AMD acquires Nitero to focus on wireless desktop

The acquisition provides AMD with a broader portfolio of IP capable of enabling VR headset and solution providers with key technology required to create VR desktop computing experiences.

Must Read

US-based semiconductor firm has acquired Nitero, a company working for wireless desktop sector. The acquisition provides AMD with a broader portfolio of IP capable of enabling VR headset and solution providers with key technology required to create VR desktop computing experiences.

“Unwieldly headset cables remain a significant barrier to drive widespread adoption of VR,” said Mark Papermaster, AMD chief technology officer and senior vice president. “Our newly acquired wireless VR technology is focused on solving this challenge, and is another example of AMD making long-term technology investments to develop high-performance computing and graphics technologies that can create more immersive computing experiences.”

Nitero has designed a phased-array beamforming millimeter wave chip to address the challenges facing wireless VR and AR. Using high-performance 60 GHz wireless, this technology has the potential to enable multi-gigabit transmit performance with low latency in room-scale VR environments. The beamforming characteristics solve the requirement for line-of-sight associated with traditional high-frequency mm-wave systems, potentially eliminating wired VR headsets and enabling users to become more easily immersed in virtual and augmented worlds.

“Our world class engineering team has been focused on solving the difficult problem of building wireless VR technologies that can be integrated into next-generation headsets,” said Nitero co-founder and CEO Pat Kelly who has joined AMD as corporate vice president, Wireless IP. “We are excited to play a role in furthering AMD’s long-term technology vision.”

Subscribe to receive the day's headlines from Tech Observer straight in your inbox

Share your views

*The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by techobserver.in. Embedding of any link and use of abusive or unparliamentary language are prohibited.
- Advertisement -

Latest in TECH

Explained: How to Stream Hotstar from Anywhere

It might have started as only a platform to view cricket matches, but Hotstar has expanded its offerings over the years. The Indian streaming service owned by Disney now has more than 100,000 hours of various content in nine different languages.

Related Articles