How each Project Shield will be made.
Nvidia's Project Shield is a full expression of the company's desire to jump into the mobile gaming space with its Tegra system-on-chip processors. Tegra 4 will be Nvidia's biggest effort to date, and it'll powering Nvidia's handheld gaming unit. Today the company shared with us the a picture from the manufacturing process:
"The photo you see below shows the production mold that's used to craft the ergonomic casing that houses Project SHIELD's high-powered components: Tegra 4, 5-inch 720p HD retinal touchscreen, Stereo Bass Reflex Speakers, WiFi, accelerometer, gyro, a massive battery, and more.
"To create the casing, we inject a polycarbonate material into the RHCM (Rapid Heat Cycle Molding) tool at 10,800 PSI and 300 degrees Celsius. We use a polycarbonate mixture comprised of 90% Sabic 500ECR-739 PC and 10% glass. This material and injection molding process ensures a sturdy yet lightweight casing that will deliver hours of gaming with no fatigue."
For more, check out our most recent Project Shield hands-on from Nvidia GTC 2013.