Ray-tracing core runs on 1W
Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research
8/25/2014 08:05 AM EDT
Seemingly out of nowhere -- well, South Korea actually -- a four-year old startup recently burst on the scene with a ray-tracing chip, the RayCore. The company was founded by Dr. Hyung Min Yoon, formerly at Samsung; Hee Jin Shin from LG; Byoung Ok Lee from MtekVision; and Woo Chan Park from Sejong University.
What they demonstrated simultaneously in talks at Hot Chips and Siggraph was a proof of concept for an IP block, not a product. No matter how delivered, they have an interesting and impressive piece of work. In fact, the company has been licensing its ray-tracing IP to OEM partners since 2011, and is currently working with a vendor of mobile apps processors on a next-generation SoC.
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