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In the early 1980s, TV was full of exciting new fantasies about how technology would change our lives. From digital watches that would make us invisible (Gemini Man, a tech sadly still not here), through vehicular fantasies like Airwolf, to the full body augmentation of the Bionic Man/Woman. None captured my imagination more than Knight Rider, in which David Hasselhoff’s … Continued

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The automotive market is one of the most exciting sectors in the technology ecosystem, and as a result the industry is constantly fluctuating and evolving in order to keep at the forefront of new technology. This means the underlying hardware which powers the system must not only deliver great performance but must also be versatile. The automotive industry is a … Continued

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These days we seem to take it for granted how powerful and sophisticated computers have become. We can talk to our phones and our Bluetooth speakers and they will respond with context-aware information; in certain cars you can take your hands off the wheel and let yourself be carried down the road by electronics, and we can share messages and … Continued

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Imagination Technologies is a company with a vision to help create great, innovative products that will change the world. We are always thinking ahead to see how we can best deliver that future – a future that’s bright, bold and empowering. At the core of this vision are our employees who are key in bringing this future to fruition and … Continued

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HMI design for embedded systems At Embedded World in Nuremberg this week, the team from Socionext and Socionext Embedded Software Austria are on hand in the Imagination stand (#4-629) to demonstrate the new SC1810 SoC, which uses a PowerVR Series8XE GPU. This first integration of a PowerVR Series8XE GPU in a sampled SoC represents a further evolution in both features … Continued

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Update: We have now announced our first Furian-based core: the PowerVR Series8XT GT8525: find out more details here. Things move fast in the world of graphics. We announced the first PowerVR Rogue licensable GPU IP in 2012, a year after revealing the microarchitecture, and we’d been working on it for some time before that. Six years on from peeling back … Continued

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The PowerVR architecture is quick to support the latest technologies, and the Vulkan API is a case in point. Vulkan is a modern API that enables developers to gain ‘low-level’ access to underlying graphics hardware, ensuring that the performance of that hardware can be maximised. Any apps displaying large volumes of data such as navigation apps are a great use … Continued

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“You speak of the prophecy, of the one who will bring balance to the mid-range smartphone market?” Mace Windu. Recently, Imagination announced its newest line of PowerVR GPUs – the Series8XE Plus. These new designs build on Imagination’s cost-effective Series8XE GPU offerings and give more choice for SoC manufacturers looking to build mid-range “step-up” chips for the gaming set-top box, … Continued

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With the dust firmly settled on this year’s CES we thought we’d take a look back at the show to see what stood out in terms of overall trends, with AI, security, connected cars, VR, AR and drones all making their mark. Listen up Did this year’s show have the X-Factor? Well, to be honest it was probably more ‘The … Continued

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