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Consumer multimedia
Chris Longstaff

Is 360 video the next big fail after 3D video? 7 reasons why we don’t think so

Some industry analysts and journalists are approaching 360 video with skepticism, fearing another 3D TV moment. Here are seven reasons why we think 360 video is here to stay: 1.      (User generated) content is king Adoption of new video technologies is often driven by user generated content.  Only

Consumer multimedia
Chris Longstaff

Deep learning on mobile devices at the Embedded Vision Summit 2016

It was clear last week at the annual Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara that the time of computer vision and deep learning on mobile had finally arrived. Interest in the area is growing noticeably – the Summit program expanded from one to two days this year, there

Consumer multimedia
Sarmishta Ramesh

A look inside the collaboration between TSMC and Imagination

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first blog with Imagination. Going forward I’ll be contributing here by providing snapshots of Imagination’s participation at events around the world, as well as some of the latest developments from the company. Let me start with some really cool news. At the recently

Consumer multimedia

Increasing performance and power efficiency in heterogeneous software

Heterogeneous architectures in embedded computing are fast becoming a reality – we indeed see many leading IP and semiconductor companies today building heterogeneous computing hardware. In the article below, I’m going to describe one typical use case for heterogeneous computing and the challenges that result from moving to

HSA Foundation
News and events
Alex Voica

New HSA Foundation specification brings us closer to heterogeneous computing

When the HSA Foundation was officially introduced back in 2012, I remember being on a conference call with our EVP of marketing Tony King-Smith and Patrick Moorhead*, founder and president of Moor Insights & Strategy. Patrick was working on a whitepaper (you can read it here) and was

Consumer multimedia
Alex Voica

PowerVR Series5 video encoders scale from wearable to professional markets

Jeff Bier wrote in his monthly column that CES 2015 marked the year when the Internet of Things (or what I’d like to call connected devices) began to see. Whether it’s a sports camera, smartphone or a professional DSLR, most video content of the future will be encoded

Consumer multimedia
Alex Voica

Miracast streaming using PowerVR video processors

When it comes to multimedia streaming, people tend to think about YouTube, Netflix and many other services that deliver your favorite clips on smartphones, tablets and laptops. But thanks to a series of smarter technologies, users can also stream videos between devices over wireless protocols. One example is

Internet of Things (IoT)
Alex Voica

Chipsets for smart glasses and other high end wearables

Smart glasses are an example of high-end output wearables; whether they’re used in industrial applications or to augment our everyday life, smart glasses are the poster child for computer vision applications and require significantly more horsepower than a traditional smartwatch. Smart glasses can be used for industrial applications

Consumer multimedia
Alex Voica

SoCs for smartwatches and other mainstream wearables

According to a team of Gartner analysts, affordable Android-based smartwatches will retail at $30 by 2015 as interest builds up inside consumer mass markets in China and internationally. This puts smartwatches at the forefront of wearable adoption, since it is a category of devices that consumers are already

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