Making chips can be expensive, and the economics have to make sense, Brookwood said.
But the rise of VR reinforces the importance of visual computing and graphics processors, Brookwood said.
Gartner is projecting VR headset shipments to reach 1.4 million this year, growing from 140,000 in 2015. Shipments will grow to 6.3 million by 2017, the company predicts.
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