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Nokia, ATI in Gaming Venture

The companies want to drive the complexity out.

ATI Technologies (ATYT) and Nokia (NOK) - Get Report set up a mobile gaming partnership.

The companies said they would work to "drive the complexity out of multimedia development by promoting open standards and providing integrated hardware, software and tools."

"Working with ATI underscores the commitment that Nokia has in providing unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences to consumers," said Ilkka Raiskinen, senior vice president of multimedia experiences at Nokia.

ATI aims to provide a dedicated tools chain and software development kit for developers in the fall of 2006. ATI and Nokia will also hold a series of joint workshops in the second half of this year to showcase the environment to key developers.

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"Our role is to enable all content, from ultrahigh-quality music playback to 3D gaming, and we'll jointly guide and support the members of the content development community as they focus on creating amazing user experiences," said Paul Dal Santo, vice president and GM of Handheld Products at ATI. "With a shared vision of how multimedia impacts the mobile market, Nokia and ATI are providing much needed direction and a framework to move the whole industry forward."