Posts by Simon Forrest


About Simon Forrest

Simon Forrest is Director of Segment Marketing for Imagination Technologies, responsible for promoting the company’s class-leading graphics, display and communications IP and establishing partnerships with OEMs, service operators and companies operating within the home consumer electronics sector.A graduate in Computer Science from the University of York, Simon possesses over 20 years’ experience in broadcast television, radio and broadband technologies and is author of several patents in this field. Prior to joining Imagination, Simon held the position of Chief Technologist within Pace plc.

For TV industry watchers, it may seem that the development of television technology has stagnated in recent years. This is due to the resolution battle plateauing due to 4K becoming mainstream and a growing trend for millennials to prefer tablets and smartphones over the TV as the device of choice for watching online video and catch-up services. Similarly, the death … Continued

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If you are keen to find out more about how Imagination is transforming our homes, making them more efficient, more comfortable and more aware, Tony King-Smith, EVP of Marketing for Imagination, will be talking about the Connected Home in a session at the Future World Symposium ’14 conference organized by NMI. Furthermore, Imagination CEO Sir Hossein Yassaie will be exploring … Continued

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Following successful events at Dolby and the 5G Innovation Lab at the University of Surrey, the third meeting of the DTG Emerging Technologies group was hosted by Imagination on 14th November 2013.  For those unable to attend, here’s a brief summary on what was discussed. The Emerging Technologies group is an initiative established by the Digital TV Group, bringing together … Continued

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Those in the technology industry know that September is a busy month for shows and events; this year, both IFA and IBC 2013 have grabbed the news headlines. Between them both shows have provided a superb opportunity for companies to demonstrate their latest products and technological developments. For those who haven’t come across these shows, IFA is a public event … Continued

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It’s a trend happening everywhere today: devices are going wireless and connecting to the Internet.  And not just the ubiquitous smartphones, tablets and the smart TV either; add to this a growing list of consumer electronics products: refrigerators, ovens, games consoles, central heating systems, weather stations, radios and home stereo systems. Indeed the simple home stereo is struggling in the … Continued

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In case you haven’t seen the latest headlines, Imagination recently announced PowerVR D5500, the world’s first multi-standard 10-bit video decoder that is able to handle the H.265 (HEVC) standard at 4K (Ultra HD) resolution. H.265, which was officially ratified earlier this year, aims to provide roughly double the data compression of the H.264 standard currently employed for digital HDTV broadcasting. … Continued

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Over the last eight years the NAB Show (held yearly at the LVCC in Las Vegas) has continuously evolved and grown.  Over 90,000 media and entertainment professionals attended from over 150 countries, representing more than 1,500 companies in the broadcast industry. Overall the 2013 NAB Show focussed on the consolidation of existing technologies rather than the introduction of new ones. … Continued

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The brand new Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder is a high-performance digital TV recorder (PVR) with a rich and intuitive user interface running on a computing platform that integrates Imagination’s PowerVR graphics technologies. Pure is a division of Imagination and the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless music and internet radio systems. Pure’s line-up of digital radios … Continued

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The dust is starting to settle over one of the largest consumer electronics shows of the year so it’s the perfect time to review some of the best technologies we’ve seen during a very busy week for Imagination in Las Vegas. CES 2013 saw a record number of consumer electronics companies exhibiting, with exciting new products being revealed for the … Continued

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Simon Forrest is Imagination’s Senior Marketing Manager for the Connected Home. We’ve asked him to give you a brief highlight of the 2012 editions of IFA and IBC, two events which act as the barometer for how the Connected Home and Digital TV segments are developing. IFA and IBC have shown the industry is evolving Both shows retained a healthy … Continued

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