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Samsung Electronics president Young Sohn was at the Internet of Things World conference yesterday in San Francisco to introduce a new family of low-power chips designed for the next generation of IoT devices. One of the new chips presented on stage is called ARTIK 1 and features a MIPS32-based, dual-core application processor, flash storage, a crypto engine and Bluetooth Smart … Continued

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Introducing the first version of our Creator Ci20 microcomputer during a dedicated event in London was a historic moment for Imagination – and a lot of fun for me! For the first time in the history of mobile and embedded computing, two of our most recognized brands (MIPS and PowerVR) came together in an accessible, high-performance development board. In an … Continued

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If you recently found yourself driving alongside Route 101 in Santa Clara, USA, you’d have noticed a billboard on the side of the road proudly declaring MIPS is back. With attitude. What’s going on? Why so bold a statement, at the heart of the US tech industry? MIPS momentum In an interview published by Ars Technica, Imagination CEO Hossein Yassaie … Continued

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Walking the halls of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, you’d think that everything is (and should be) about smartphones, tablets or wearables. However, this year marked a change for MWC – and several other big trade shows: many exhibitors were there to talk about providing solutions for fast growing markets beyond mobile; some of the more interesting announcements came from … Continued

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Digital baseband integration has been a growing trend in wireless applications as it offers tangible benefits for system architects looking to reduce cost, form factor and power consumption. Until now, our Ensigma Explorer RPUs (radio processors) have been leading the charge in high performance baseband integration. We’ve seen several strategic design wins in the last year that are a testament … Continued

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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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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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