AGEIA NovodeX Physics SDK to Support Next Generation Xbox Platform

By Julio Franco
Mar 9, 2005
  1. Multithreaded NovodeX Physics SDK enables game developers to exploit powerful
    multicore architecture of next generation Xbox platform

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - March 9, 2005 - AGEIA(TM) Technologies, Inc., a
    company dedicated to delivering pervasive interactive reality to next
    generation games, announced today that its NovodeX(TM) Physics SDK will enable
    unmatched performance for game developers targeting the next generation
    Xbox(R) platform. As a result, users of the Xbox video game system from
    Microsoft will be able to enjoy some of the most exciting, lifelike game
    experiences available on any platform.
    As the games industry's first multithreaded physics SDK, NovodeX is
    uniquely equipped to exploit the multicore architecture of the Xbox, allowing
    game developers to deliver incredibly lifelike worlds and characters for Xbox
    "AGEIA's NovodeX Physics SDK is a powerful middleware engine for game
    developers who want to make the most of the multicore architecture of the next
    generation Xbox platform," said Tracey Frankcom, program manager, Xbox Tools
    and Middleware. "The real-time physics capabilities of NovodeX, combined with
    the high-definition graphics and audio of the Xbox, enable the creation of
    totally immersive environments and unbelievably lifelike character
    "The next generation Xbox platform is the first available game console
    system to unleash the multithreading capabilities of the NovodeX SDK," said
    Manju Hegde, CEO and co-founder of AGEIA. "Today marks the beginning of a new
    era of hardware-accelerated physics for developers and users alike, in which
    pervasive interactive realism enters the world of gaming."

    About AGEIA
    AGEIA(TM) Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated
    to delivering pervasive interactive reality to next-generation games. Its
    flagship product, the PhysX(TM) chip, is the world's first dedicated Physics
    Processing Unit (PPU) -- a completely new hardware category that bridges the
    gap between static virtual worlds and responsive physical reality. The PhysX
    chip allows developers to use active physics-based environments for a more
    life-like entertainment experience. For more information about AGEIA visit
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