FORTE Technologies, Inc. Announces Full Compatibility with NEC and VideoLogics PowerVR Architecture.ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 1997--FORTE Technologies, Inc., an international leader in the development of virtual reality products for the entertainment, educational and professional markets, announced today that its entire line of headgear peripherals will be compatible with NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. and VideoLogics PowerVR graphics architecture. FORTE will take advantage of the PowerVR technology to provide its VFX VFX Visual Effects
VFX Visual Fixation
VFX Virtual Effects family of fully immersive, virtual reality Head Mounted Displays with enhanced graphics, imaging and performance capabilities. Jointly developed by NEC and VideoLogic, the PowerVR architecture is a scalable 3-D graphics solution that brings an extremely high level of performance to graphics intensive applications.
"The NEC and VideoLogic PowerVR architecture represents a huge step forward in the development of integrated virtual reality solutions," said Marty Strayer, president and COO of FORTE Technologies. "Now that we are offering headgear products that are compatible with this technology, end-users will experience the most immersive, virtual reality available."
"The PowerVR 3D graphics architecture is uniquely positioned to drive a new standard for realism in head mounted display technology," said Robin Seaver, Director of Strategic Business Development/Multimedia Applications, of NEC Electronics Inc. "Head mounted display technologies ultimately require higher resolutions and frame rates than traditional displays, and PowerVR overcomes the memory bandwidth barriers to providing this type of 3D display quality in the consumer market."
About NEC Electronics Inc.
NEC Electronics Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California Santa Clara, California (IPA: /ˌsæntəˈklærə/) , founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852, is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. , designs, manufactures and markets an extensive line of electronic products, including ASICs, microprocessors and microcontrollers, 3D graphic accelerators, digital signal processors (DSPs), memories and components, including flat-panel displays. In 1995, the company ranked fourth in semiconductor sales in the U.S. The company operates a 676,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Roseville, California. NEC Electronics Inc. is an affiliate of NEC Corporation (NIPNY), a $41 billion international manufacturer of computer, communications and semiconductor products.
VideoLogic is a leading international supplier of PC multimedia. Its market leading range of multimedia and graphics products for personal computers are sold in 50 countries through computer retail and mass merchandising channels, value added resellers and OEMs. VideoLogic Laboratories develop advanced, highly integrated multimedia semiconductors and software. VideoLogic has development agreements with Compaq, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and NEC. The Company has a U.S. office in San Bruno, California San Bruno is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. The population was 40,165 at the 2000 census.
The city is adjacent to San Francisco International Airport. Geography
San Bruno is located at (37. and European offices in London and Frankfurt. VideoLogic PLC is a publicly traded company publicly traded company
A company whose shares of common stock are held by the public and are available for purchase by investors. The shares of publicly traded firms are bought and sold on the organized exchanges or in the over-the-counter market. on the London Stock Exchange London Stock Exchange
London marketplace for securities. It was formed in 1773 by a group of stockbrokers who had been doing business informally in local coffeehouses. .
About FORTE Technologies
FORTE Technologies is a leader in the development of interactive virtual reality technology for the entertainment, educational and professional markets. Its products are available directly from the company as well as through Ingram Micro, American Software & Hardware and other selected distributors. FORTE is a voting member on the USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. and VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association, Milpitas, CA, www.vesa.org) A membership organization founded in 1989 that sets interface standards for the PC, workstation and computing environments. Note the following VESA standards following this entry. committees. For more information, visit FORTEs Web site at: http://www.fortevr .
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