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GPU evolution
Consumer multimedia
Benny Har-Even

What goes up must come down: the rise and re-size of the GPU in SoCs

In early March 2017, Imagination held its annual Tech Summit, at which we presented a day of discussions with our execs and partners, as well as in-depth presentations. A wide range of subjects was covered, from AR and VR through to heterogeneous compute and IoT security. Of course,

Imagination Tech Summit 2017 Hotel
News and events
Benny Har-Even

Future Forward: the Imagination Tech Summit returns to Santa Clara for 2017

Sitting at the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is well known for the large number of tech companies headquartered in the city. While last year, as host of the 50th Super Bowl, it attracted attention of a different type, this year the focus is once again on

Consumer multimedia
Alex Voica

…And the day after that, I designed my own entry-level mobile SoC

Last week I published an article titled The day I designed my own mobile SoC. It was based on a presentation I had been working on for several months. The main goal was to map our IP portfolio onto next generation SoCs for a range of markets, including

Consumer multimedia
Alex Voica

Building next generation apps processors for mobile computing

A recent study from IC Insights found that in 2013 apps processors for smartphones and tablets accounted for 31% of total microprocessor sales, up from 26% in 2012. Companies competing in the mobile arena are well positioned to become the main driving force behind the fast growth of

Architectures and ISAs: what really matters in mobile processing

I’ve recently returned from the Linley Tech Mobile Conference, an exciting event held yearly in Silicon Valley that features a two day, single track marathon of technical presentations related to mobile processing from a range of companies such as Synopsys, Intel, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Qualcomm (all part of Imagination’s growing

Students take on the Internet of Things with Imagination’s FlowCloud platform

Imagination has a number of close links with universities supporting both research and teaching programmes.  One example of this is the Group Design Project which is done as part of the University of Southampton Electronic and Computer Science undergraduate Master of Electronic Engineering (MEng) courses.  The project lasts

The Allwinner A31 SoC has PowerVR graphics, is ready for your New Year 4K resolutions

There have been some interesting announcements from Imagination’s vibrant ecosystem of partners but perhaps one of the most exciting collaborations to be revealed lately is the release of the Allwinner A31 SoC (System-on-Chip) integrating a SGX544MP graphics core. This graphics processor (GPU) IP core is part of the

Over 1 billion units shipped by Imagination's partners

[View the story “Over 1 billion units shipped by Imagination’s partners” on Storify] Over 1 billion units shipped by Imagination’s partners Two years to this day, Imagination was proud to announce its partners had shipped over 400 million units incorporating PowerVR graphics and video IP, as well as

Imagination’s Meta CPU: advanced simultaneous multithreading

In today’s increasingly competitive landscape, edging out other solutions both in benchmarks and in actual real life usage scenarios becomes a matter of efficiently combining the resources at hand to achieve the much-sought higher performance rather than relying on just one factor or performance metric. Therefore, after returning

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