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Imagination buys Caustic, may bring raytracing to iPhone

12/14, 12:50pm

Imagination buys Caustic, boosts PowerVR video

Imagination Technologies this morning said it had bought Caustic Graphics in what could be a major boost to the graphics on future iPhones and Android devices. The $27 million deal gives Imagination access to real-time raytracing technology and will improve the performance of PowerVR mobile graphics. The move will let phones and other mobile hardware get "cinema quality" lighting effects, Caustic CEO Chip Stearns said.

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