EE Times -Computing graphics spotlight shines on Microsoft "The leading name in computing graphics these days isn't Pixar or Nvidia or 3Dlabs. It's Microsoft Corp. With the help of sophisticated algorithms and computing techniques, the company is finding new ways to manipulate pixels and re-create reality.
A testament to its efforts was the awarding of the prestigious Computer Graphics Achievement Award to senior researcher Hugues Hoppe of Microsoft Research last week at Siggraph 2004, the computer graphics industry's biggest event.
Hoppe was the eighth Microsoft Research employee to win the award since 1983."
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