Press release

03 Sep 2010

Imagination and Samsung announce latest POWERVR SDK supports new Samsung Galaxy Tab

Tablet delivers advanced OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics under Android 2.2 OS

IFA, Berlin: Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, announces that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab is fully supported by Imagination’s POWERVR Insider SDK for Android.

Developers will be able to use the SDK as part of their application development workflow to enable stunning high-quality and high-performance graphics on the new tablet which is built around the Samsung SC5C110 application processor containing POWERVR SGX540 graphics acceleration technology.

Says Tony King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination: “POWERVR is already well established as the leading graphics acceleration technology in mobile phones – and now we see our technology establishing itself as the leader in the exciting tablet space too. Samsung LSI has already made a significant impact in the industry with its POWERVR enabled SC5C110 processor, which already powers a number of well received mobile phones from Samsung Mobile. As part of our close partnership, we are delighted to provide comprehensive SDK support for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab from its launch.”

Says Phil Northam, global relations manager, Samsung: “Imagination’s industry leading SDKs, tools and dedicated technical support have been a significant asset for developers targeting the growing range of Samsung’s mobile devices. We are delighted that they are supporting the new Samsung Galaxy Tab from launch, and we expect the growing community of tablet application developers, many of whom are already very experienced with POWERVR graphics, to seize the opportunities this new platform presents.”

Demonstrations of advanced OpenGL ES 2.0 shader-graphics content created with Imagination’s development tools are available as binary downloads from Imagination’s website at

Imagination’s POWERVR Insider SDK (software development kit) is the leading SDK and toolset for mobile 3D graphics development. The POWERVR Insider SDK fully supports the development of applications using the Khronos OpenGL® ES 2.0 API which is supported by the new Samsung Galaxy Tab. An established favourite with more than 20,000 developers world-wide, the POWERVR Insider SDK includes tutorials, source code, extensive documentation, platform abstraction frameworks and a highly integrated suite of tools. Developers can join up, download the SDK for free and interact with the community through dynamic online forums at

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading processor cores for graphics, video, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP and multi-standard communications applications. These silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform level IP and services, a strong array of software tools and drivers and extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, handheld multimedia, home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and in-car electronics. Its licensees include many of the leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See:

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