VMware Acquires Tungsten Graphics
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 14 December 2008 at 03:04 PM EST. Add A Comment
There seemed to have been little buzz generated by this announcement when it first came about, but Tungsten Graphics has been acquired by VMware. They were acquired in late November for undisclosed terms and their only news mention of this acquisition is below (from their website).

"November 26, 2008: Tungsten Graphics has been acquired by VMware. Open source graphics technology development will continue as part of VMware's engineering team."


There isn't even any mention of the Tungsten Graphics on the VMware news page, which is odd considering this virtualization company is publicly traded on the NYSE.

Tungsten Graphics, of course, is the company behind Mesa, the TTM memory manager, Gallium3D and other Linux graphics innovations.

This move will hopefully be beneficial to the Linux graphics scene and allow Tungsten Graphics to continue in a steadfast manner while at the same time improving the 3D support within virtualized environments.
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