NewTek Announces Certification of AMD's New Multiprocessing Architecture
San Francisco, CA --
NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, announced today that the new AMD Athlon™ MP processor and the AMD-760™ MP multiprocessing chipset are certified by NewTek for use with LightWave 3D. LightWave 3D is the award-winning 3D graphics and animation software used to create special effects for movies, television, web, print, games, and many other markets. The AMD Athlon MP processor with Smart MP technology is the latest member of the AMD Athlon family of processors and offers fast and reliable multiprocessing capability.
"NewTek is happy to certify the new AMD Athlon MP processor for use with LightWave 3D, our award-winning 3D graphics and animation software," said Brad Peebler, vice president of 3D graphics for NewTek. "We have long had a good relationship with AMD, and with the new AMD Athlon MP processors, customers will get an incredibly reliable multiprocessing solution."
"NewTek is recognized as an industry leader in video production and content authoring for games and Hollywood special effects work and AMD is proud to have its new AMD Athlon MP processor certified on NewTek's flagship LightWave 3D software," said Ned Finkle, director of Software Infrastructure Relations for AMD. "The combination of LightWave 3D and dual AMD Athlon MP processors puts incredible power into the hands of creative professionals. By providing fast, reliable, and cost effective platforms, designers and animators can get faster results, drastically shortened production cycles and greater creative freedom."
LightWave 3D has consistently dominated the television and film markets, and the game development market is following fast. Designed for production use, LightWave boasts the industry's fastest, most beautiful rendering engine, complete subdivision modeling, and an animation system built upon the world's fastest, most accurate 3D Inverse Kinematics (IK) engine.
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, animation and special effects tools Video Toaster, LightWave 3D and Aura. NewTek launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the legendary Video Toaster. The company's products are used worldwide on projects ranging from home video to feature film. Recent film and television projects using NewTek software include Charlie's Angels, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 6th Day, Red Planet, X-Men The Movie, Pitch Black, Dracula 2000, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Dune: The Miniseries, Dawson's Creek and Family Law. Recent game titles include Deus Ex, Quake 3 Arena, Moto Racer World Tour, Giants for PS2, Baldur's Gate II, EverQuest, Planescape: Torment, Dead To Rights, Red Alert 2, Escape From Monkey Island and Kiss Psycho Circus. Contact NewTek at 5131 Beckwith Blvd, San Antonio, TX, 78249. Phone: 210-370-8000, fax: 210-370-8001, website: http://www.newtek.com or http://www.lightwave6.com.
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