31st October 2016

Actions, Imagination, and Nibiru team to bring an immersive graphics experience to new all-in-one 2K VR headset solution

PowerVR GPUs provide high-performance, low-latency, and power-efficient rendering


Zhuhai, China, London, UK and Nanjing, China – October 31st, 2016 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) and Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS), and Nanjing Ruiyue Technology Co., Ltd. (Nibiru) have teamed to bring an immersive graphics experience to Nibiru’s new 2K virtual reality (VR) headset solution. The solution is in mass production and is being adopted by many Chinese OEMs.

The Nibiru VR solution brings all-in-one VR headsets into the era of faster, clearer and more power-saving technology. It uses the high-performance S900VR processor from Actions Semiconductor, one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies. The S900VR processor is an all-in-one solution designed for high-performance 360 degree panoramic VR devices. It provides up to 4K video and image effects with high refresh rates and a low persistence display to minimize cybersickness, as well as latencies below 20ms.

The S900VR incorporates Imagination’s PowerVR G6230 GPU enabling advanced graphics performance. With market-leading power efficiency, the PowerVR G6230 GPU delivers minimal latency and long-term-sustained high-performance rendering required for maximum enjoyment of the growing range of high-quality immersive video content on mainstream VR headsets. Based on the collaboration, Actions’ S900 SoC is able to achieve around 10% more frames per second (fps) at up to 10% lower power consumption versus Actions’ previous generation products. This leads to a headset that can run for a longer time at high speed while delivering a more immersive VR experience.

Says Dr. Zhenyu Zhou, CEO of Actions Semiconductor: “Actions is developing a range of leading-edge solutions for the fast growing virtual reality market featuring amazing audio and video capabilities. Our high-end S900VR delivers a superior experience, due in large part to the stellar performance and power efficiency of Imagination’s PowerVR GPU. We are delighted that Nibiru selected the S900VR for its exciting new headset solution.”

Says Graham Deacon, VP PowerVR business operations, Imagination: “We are now entering the era of VR that can really satisfy consumer expectations, with the advent of hardware that allows for extremely compelling VR experiences at relatively affordable levels. The innovative new Nibiru headset with Actions’ powerful S900VR is a great example. We worked closely with Actions and Nibiru to ensure the S900VR can achieve the high performance and low latency required to deliver a captivating user experience.”

Says Peter Liu, senior VP, Nibiru: “With Nibiru’s innovative and affordable solutions, it is no longer a dream for ordinary people to enjoy virtual reality. We are working closely with partners like Actions and Imagination to ensure our solutions provide the cutting edge technologies that will deliver highly immersive gaming and video experiences to consumers. For our new headset solution, it was a straightforward decision to select Action’s new high-end S900VR with PowerVR graphics.”

Availability
The S900VR SoC is available from Actions. Contact tyzhang@actions-semi.com for more information.

The new Nibiru VR headset solution is available from Nibiru. OEMs should contact victor.dai@inibiru.com for more information.

PowerVR Rogue GPUs are available from Imagination. Contact info@imgtec.com for more information.

About Actions Semiconductor
Actions Semiconductor is one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The Company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taipei. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at
http://www.actions-semi.com.

About Nibiru
Nanjing RuiYue Technology Co., Ltd (Nibiru) is a technology innovation corporation committed to providing turnkey service of interactive technology, software and hardware product solutions, audio and video technology to global developers and entertainment consumers. Nibiru possesses two core software products, the Nibiru Interactive SDK and the Nibiru VR system. Nibiru Interactive SDK is already integrated into hundreds of interactive hardware and thousands of interactive entertainment products. It is characterized by multi-platform, multi-engine and multi-screen and can provide developers with an interactive system from server to terminals, even the embedded chip. The Nibiru VR system integrates various SDK functions, such as VR Interaction, VR Display, VR Audio, and VR Payment. Nibiru has cooperated with chip manufacturers to make technological breakthrough from the foundation of GPU/CPU in order to create professional VR and AR system. http://www.inibiru.com/en

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.

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Imagination Technologies’ Press Contacts:

UK: David Harold                      david.harold@imgtec.com         +44 (0)1923 260 511

USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini         jen.bernier@imgtec.com            +1 408-530-5178

Actions Semiconductor Press Contact:

Dahang Ma                               madahang@actions-semi.com   +86 13726214392

Nibiru Press Contact:

Victor Dai:                                victor.dai@inibiru.com               +86 186-5203-9234

 


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