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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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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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Rumors, misinformation and speculation are spreading like wildfire across the industry today following recent reports about Android anti-fragmentation efforts and what this means for processor architecture openness. Will Google’s anti-fragmentation initiatives for Android code impact providers of microprocessor architectures such as MIPS, Intel and ARM? Does anti-fragmentation mean that Google is standardizing Android for any specific architecture? As someone who … 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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If you are visiting GDC 2011 next week why not come along and learn from the experts in mobile graphics? Attend our session on the 28th or please contact  tradeshows@imgtec.com if you’d like to arrange a one to one meeting with our development engineers or company representatives at the show. Or if you can’t make that, please join us for … 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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First day at MWC and we’re all crazy busy already, but check out our press releases here for the latest UCCP cores, our HD Radio Technology announcement, a round up of our partner activities, OpenCL conformance and an overview of the latest in mobile technologies. And be sure to check back tomorrow for more news and a round up of … 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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