At the GDC, AMD announced its intent to take graphics on mobile devices to the next level with a new suite of development tools for applications on handheld devices. In conjunction with the AMD Imageon media processor lineup announced last month, the new tools will enable visually stunning and immersive games and multimedia content optimized for handheld devices.
The suite comes with a shader tool called Rendermonkey, a common toolset and common graphics architectures, emulation environments and development kits. Rendermonkey is already available for PC and console development; this mobile version should make it easier to port games to the mobile platform.
AMD expects that mobile devices, not just phones, have the potential to become the next major gaming platform. Mobile devices using the Imageon chip are expected next year.
Source: Ars Technica