It was pointed out to me that Mental Images is now owned by Nvidia. I did not find the official press release but you can see the information here on the Nvidia site.
Excerpt from the page:
, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NVIDIA and
operates under its brand and leadership team, including founder Rolf
Herken as the CEO/CTO, from its headquarters in Berlin, Germany as well
as its other worldwide locations in Europe, North America, and
As a wholly-owned subsidiary, mental images
has autonomy in running its day-to-day business and continues to serve its customers in the dedicated manner it is known for. mental images
develops and serves new business opportunities with its software and
solutions business, including mental ray, mental mill and
RealityServer, the platform product for the deployment of 3D web
applications and application services.
The combination of mental images and NVIDIA united some of the greatest
talents in the visual computing industry. This strategic combination
enables the development of tools and technologies to advance the state
of visualization. These solutions are optimized for next generation
computing architectures and create new product categories for both
hardware and software solutions."