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With the new PowerVR Rogue GPUs making appearances in several mobile chips, we’ve designed an infographic which outlines the future of graphics processing on smartphones, tablets, wearables and more. The graphic helps consumers understand how the newer GPUs stack up against their predecessors and what are the unique advantages of PowerVR over competing solutions. We’ve focused on PowerVR Series7, our … Continued

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Sensor hubs have played a central role in the recent development of wearable and IoT devices but are now becoming increasingly relevant for other connected devices that require always-on, low power functionality. This category of chips is currently evolving from performing only simple, individual tasks (e.g. accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure etc.) to becoming a small compute node for contextual awareness that … Continued

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I’m fond of telling the story about why I joined Imagination. It goes along the lines of: despite offers to go work on graphics in much sunnier climes, I took the job working on PowerVR Graphics here in distinctly un-sunny Britain because I was really interested in how Tile-Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) could work in practice. My graphics career to-date … Continued

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Larry Lapides, VP of sales at Imperas, is here to tell you more about next-generation security on connected devices using MIPS CPUs. Imperas has recently joined the Security Working Group set up by the prpl Foundation and is working with Imagination and other prpl members on some exciting projects regarding security. One of the hottest topics in embedded systems today … Continued

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In a recent blog article, I covered a few announcements from MWC related to chips using MIPS CPUs for IoT and M2M applications, a market that is set to continue growing exponentially in the next decade. Executives at Cisco are predicting that the IoT phenomenon will be worth $19 trillion over a ten year period from 2013 to 2022. This … Continued

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Over 7 billion people call Earth home but only about a third own a mobile device. This means there is vast potential for companies to innovate and bring the exciting mobile web experience to new consumers, especially in fast-growing markets such as South America, South-East Asia, Eastern Europe and many others. Imagination plays a vital role in the complex infrastructure … Continued

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Every day we hear some new horror story about security, whether it’s consumers impacted by phishing or other intrusions in their own applications and devices, or via enterprise breaches in an increasingly long list of corporations. Security matters While we would hope that consumers and enterprises are paying attention (and doing something about it), some new studies came out this … Continued

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When the HSA Foundation was officially introduced back in 2012, I remember being on a conference call with our EVP of marketing Tony King-Smith and Patrick Moorhead*, founder and president of Moor Insights & Strategy. Patrick was working on a whitepaper (you can read it here) and was talking to the founding members to get more background information on how … Continued

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Having managed several university programmes for some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies, I have found that there are three reasons why companies should engage with academia: Recruitment – to find people Research – to discover new ideas Marketing – to influence the broader market It’s this last topic – Marketing – that mystifies most companies. There’s a general misunderstanding … Continued

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Vulkan™ is a next-generation, high-performance graphics and compute API developed by the Khronos Group. Previously known as glNext, Vulkan has been designed to address some of the shortcomings of the original OpenGL® API which was introduced 22 years ago. Here is a summary of Vulkan extracted from the official press release: Ground-up redesign of the API: enables high-efficiency access to … Continued

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On Monday at MWC 2015, Imagination announced that its MIPS CPUs have been deployed in a range of LTE chips from Altair and Sequans. Both vendors are taking full advantage of the unique multi-threading capability in MIPS I-class CPUs which offer reduced power consumption and superior performance when handling multiple latency-sensitive tasks simultaneously. Leading LTE chip makers using multi-threaded MIPS … Continued

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Even though most headlines at MWC 2015 will tend to focus on flagship devices, a lot of the growth in mobile at the moment is coming from emerging markets where sub-$100 smartphones are selling in large volume. Today we are introducing PowerVR G6020, a new and highly efficient Rogue GPU that provides an ideal solution for the ultra-affordable mobile market … Continued

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Jeff Bier wrote in his monthly column that CES 2015 marked the year when the Internet of Things (or what I’d like to call connected devices) began to see. Whether it’s a sports camera, smartphone or a professional DSLR, most video content of the future will be encoded using formats such as H.265 or VP9, two state-of-the-art compression standards that … Continued

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