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Agreements enable continued innovation on both smartphone and mobile computing experiences Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG; “Imagination”), a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property (“SoC IP”), has signed multi-use license agreements with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) for new Imagination Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) IP cores from both the latest POWERVR Series5XT family and the next generation POWERVR Series6 family, codenamed … Continued

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From 3rd – 5th May Imagination exhibited at ESC 2011 (Embedded Systems Conference) in San Jose. This show was the perfect opportunity for us to showcase our FlowWorld internet portal and METAFlow processor, the key parts of our Flow Technology offering. The FlowWorld portal enables any consumer with a device containing Flow Technology to access content and connected services. The … Continued

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This is a look at the latest products based on POVERVR SGX Series5 across five different product categories. Phone – Motorola Droid X The Motorola Droid X is an Android phone based on the TI OMAP 3630 chipset. The Droid X has more than enough room for all your music, games and apps from the Android market place. As with … Continued

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On the 15th March Imagination’s PowerVR SGX drivers achieved OpenCL 1.0 Embedded Profile conformance with Khronos. OpenCL enables developers to take their algorithms beyond the computational limits of CPUs and run them on highly parallel, scalable and compute intensive GPUs. We are delighted to be at the forefront in enabling this trend which will drive demand for embedded GPU technologies … Continued

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Version 2.8 of the PowerVR Graphics SDK is now available for download! New features include the following: •    64-bit utilities for Linux (Collada2POD CL/GUI, PVRShaman, PVRVFrame and PVRTexTool CL/GUI) •    Android SDK: Modified Android SDK to build with NDK build scripts •    PVRTexLib: 64-bit for all supported platforms •    PVRTexLib: Fast compressor is now thread safe •    PVRTexLib & PVRTexTool: … Continued

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Joe Davis is working within Imagiantion’s PowerVR graphics DevTech group, his primary focus being AAA game developer support. This role includes GPU performance analysis, low-level optimisation, determining workarounds for known issues, training and liaising with developers. In addition to supporting games developers, he regularly attends shows like GDC 2011, gamescom 2011, MWC 2011 or CES 2011, works with PowerVR Graphics … Continued

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We’re delighted to report that Imagination Technologies has signed a licence agreement with STMicroelectronics NV for Imagination’s POWERVR Series6 multimedia family, codenamed Rogue. ST-Ericsson will deploy the technology in future SoC devices. Check out the press release from ST-E here. Also from the first few days at MWC, check out the links below: Renesas have announced a new applications processor (APE5R) based … Continued

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We are delighted to hear that Renesas will be showing the industry’s first POWERVR SGX MP enabled mobile application processor at Mobile World Congress 2011. We’ve had a lot of interest in SGX MP recently, with Rensas, Sony and Texas Instruments all announcing that they are using this powerful SGX graphics technology. Will there be more news at MWC? Wait and … Continued

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It’s nearly time for our Annual GDC party. We’ve only invited people who’ve attended in the past so far and we’re already filling up quickly, but we wanted to open the invite to blog readers next. If you’d like to come RSVP to louise.jose@imgtec.com.

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  MWC is the greatest gathering of mobile manufacturers, suppliers and technologies in the world. Imagination is a world leader in technologies ideally suited for mobile, and is already deployed in more than 400m mobile products. MWC is the most important show in Imagination’s ever-growing events calendar, and for 2011 we’ll be demonstrating some of our latest technologies, alongside some … Continued

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If you’re going to the shows why not visit Imagination Technologies at GDC Smartphone Summit Feb 28 – March 1 & GDC EXPO March 2-4?   At GDC 2011 Imagination will be talking about: Why POWERVR is the graphics technology of choice in the most iconic smartphones, tablets and computing devices POWERVR SGX543MP, the graphics technology powering SONY NGP and new smartphone SoCs The … Continued

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