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Lenovo Selects Movidius to Power VR Offerings

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One of its most unique applications to date is the Flir One thermal imaging camera. Most thermal imaging cameras are designed for commercial use and cost thousands of dollars, but harnessing the power of Movidius's VPU, the Flir One packs the same heat sensing-technology into a $349 iPhone case.
"Vision processing unit" chips from California manufacturer Movidius will power Lenovo's future virtual reality products, the two companies announced today.
The Chinese electronics giant is the latest VR maker to partner with Movidius, whose chips are also used in Google's Project Tango (of which Lenovo is a partner) as well as a variety of consumer products.
Lenovo will use the Myriad 2 VPU, an ultra low-power chip designed to run algorithms that power head tracking, gesture recognition, and other VR staples. It includes two CPU cores, an array of vector processors, and hardware acceleration in a tiny package that can fit inside phones, cameras, and other d…