Imagination Blog

We love robots. As do a group of 16 and 17 year-old school students who attended a recent course at the University of Bristol. As well as completing a year long robot building task they got to talk to Imagination about future career prospects at the first UKESF summer school. Get the full story at Electronics Weekly.

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The Nokia N9 is the successor of the N900. This new model is touch based, with only buttons for the power, volume and the camera – the phone is even locked via the touch screen. N9 uses the Nokia MeeGo OS which is an amalgamation of Memo and Intel’s Moblin. The N9 utilises three home screens to navigate through applications … Continued

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The PowerVR Series5/Series5XT SGX Architecture Guide for Developers document is now publicly available on the SDK Documentation webpage. It provides an overview, from a graphics developers perspective, of how the PowerVR architecture compares to other solutions, what the benefits of the architecture are and how an application can benefit from its unique approach to 3D graphics acceleration.

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Previously known as the NGP (Next Generation Portable, Sony has now announced the name of its new hand held games console at E3, Vita (Latin for ‘Life’.) There will be both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/3G models of the games console. This means that gamers can communicate with each other over their consoles. Along with the two analogue sticks the Vita will … Continued

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With Imagination is starting to get officially very excited about the upcoming Sony NGP. Ars Technica has posted a hands on that has done nothing to dull our excitement. Their verdict on those all important POWERVR graphics? “The graphical power of the system is amazing—and these are launch games!” Check out the full report here.

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Building on the OMAP™ 4 platform family’s technological achievements , Texas Instruments introduced today at Computex 2011 the power-efficient OMAP4470 applications processor, designed to deliver the perfect balance between processing power, graphics, display subsystem functionality and multilayered user interface (UI) composition. TI says that the OMAP4470 processor is the first OMAP offering to leverage the POWERVR SGX544 and that combining … Continued

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Today Microsoft previewed Windows 8 for the first time and With Imagination was lucky enough to be there, along with POWERVR licensees including Intel and Texas Instruments, for a technical demonstration that highlighted the new operating system’s ability to work across both x86 and ARM-based architectures. Imagination is delivering graphics and video IP cores supporting the newest versions of Microsoft DirectX … Continued

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Come and learn about the explosive growth and opportunity for location-enabled apps at NAVTEQ’s first Developer Day events in London and Berlin. Imagination’s Marco Weber and Bryce Johnstone will be speaking at these information-packed days where you can hear how NAVTEQ and Imagination Technologies can assist you every step of the way, from the initial stage of building your location … Continued

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As Imagination’s Director of Technology PR, I spend most of my time writing about high-performance platforms for connected consumer electronics, networking and smartphones. It’s usually all about multiprocessing, multicore, multithreading, 1 GHz+ frequencies, and so on. But there are some really interesting things happening at the other end of the spectrum too—right around the 80 MHz range. MIPS licensee Microchip … Continued

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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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On the 6th May Imagination opened our newest American office – this one our US HQ – in Sunnyvale, CA. This new office will house employees from both HelloSoft and Caustic Graphics, who were acquired in late 2010 as well as several of our previous US staff. Imagination CEO, Hossein Yassaie, was there to formally welcome the latest employees to … Continued

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