Digital Media Professionals have revealed that their PICA200 3D graphics core has been selected to power Nintendo's 3DS.

The chip features proprietary graphics extensions "Maestro technology", that implements complex shader functionality in hardware to provide high performance graphics rendering at low power consumption which is required for portable game machines and mobile phones.

"We had a very ambitious goal in the realization of naked-eye 3D stereo vision, and video game console style high quality graphics rendering, whilst maintaining low power consumption. I am delighted that we were able to contribute with 'Maestro technology', which we have developed over several years at DMP", said Tatsuo Yamamoto, President and CEO, DMP.