LOS ANGELES, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), AGEIA(TM) Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced that ASUS Computer will be AGEIA's first PhysX board partner. Details of the agreement will be announced at a later date, but the two companies have agreed in principle that ASUS will develop and market PPU boards with the AGEIA PhysX processor, the world's first and only dedicated physics processing unit. Gamers using ASUS add-in boards with the AGEIA PhysX processor will experience unprecedented physics-based effects and environments in next-generation games. Products are expected within 2005, coinciding with the release of popular game titles incorporating AGEIA physics technology. ASUS is one of the world's largest and most successful manufacturers of motherboards, graphics cards and other computer hardware. The company has been at the forefront of emerging technologies for the PC since the founding of ASUS in 1989, and has won countless awards for innovation and quality. ASUS support for the AGEIA PhysX processor is another milestone for AGEIA in its meteoric rise in the games industry.