Tag: SoC


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, we also talked about the latest developments in our PowerVR GPU IP, … Continued

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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 technology and on 8 March 2017 the Imagination Tech Summit takes place … Continued

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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 mobile. Little did I know my article would enjoy such popularity and … Continued

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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 the overall semiconductor industry. When building chipsets for mobile, silicon vendors often … Continued

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If you think of smartphones and tablets as the go-to devices for personal computing, you’ve probably wondered quite a few times how technology has evolved to the point where consumers can now run demanding applications that bring unique, feature-rich user experiences yet rely on mobile chipsets requiring a few watts of power. The answer lies in efficient processing. All our … Continued

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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 ecosystem, might I add) and many others. This year we were greeted … Continued

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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 for 10 weeks, and the students work in groups of five. External … Continued

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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 PowerVR Series5XT family of graphics processors which were designed for high efficiency … Continued

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[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 Ensigma Radio Processing Units, Meta general-purpose processors and other multimedia IP. Storified … Continued

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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 from a successful 2012 Linley Tech 6th Annual Processor Conference, we’ve decided … Continued

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