NVIDIA Acquires TransGaming Tech To Boost Android Gaming
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 13 June 2015 at 10:38 AM EDT. 19 Comments
NVIDIA --
NVIDIA has acquired the Graphics and Portability Group (GPG) of TransGaming, the company formerly responsible for the Wine-based Cedega software along with Cedar and other porting technologies.

Cedega ended up being replaced by GameTree several years ago while TransGaming as of late has been specializing in various game portability technologies. The company also maintains SwiftShader, which they continue to advertise as the world's fastest 3D software-based renderer.


NVIDIA is acquiring TransGaming's GPG division and folding it into their NVIDIA GameWorks division. NVIDIA previously worked with TransGaming on bringing games to SHIELD Android TV. The rest of TransGaming is left unacquired to focus on GameTree and SwiftShader.

NVIDIA's interest in TransGaming GPG is certainly over their ability to easily port more games over to Android to bolster their SHEILD console and tablet gaming offerings. It will be interesting if it leads to any more Linux game releases based on TransGaming technologies or (more likely) just aimed directly at Android for their SHIELD line-up, at least until NVIDIA gets into making any of their own SteamOS devices or offering that as an option for SHIELD.

NVIDIA acquired the tech from TransGaming for $3.75 million USD. This move also marks NVIDIA's first Canada office -- in Toronto. More details via the press release.
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related NVIDIA News
Popular News This Week