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19 April 2017

Imagination showcases OpenVX with CNN extensions on PowerVR GPUs at Embedded Vision Summit 2017

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London, UK – April 19th, 2017Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces its participation at the annual Embedded Vision Summit 2017. Embedded Vision Summit showcases the latest applications, techniques, technologies and opportunities in computer vision and deep learning, along with demonstrations of the latest technologies that enable vision-based capabilities.

Who:  Imagination, a global leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies.

What: During the Technology Showcase, Imagination will highlight its PowerVR Vision capabilities including several demonstrations of CNNs (convolutional neural networks) running efficiently on PowerVR GPUs. In addition, the company will demonstrate OpenVX CNN extensions – a key development as OpenVX becomes a preferred framework for real-world deployment of vision applications.

As part of the Technical Insights track, Imagination’s Paul Brasnett, principle research engineer, will present: Training CNNs for Efficient Inference. The session will look at the choices made when training neural networks and how they can impact the performance, bandwidth and power for the inference of the network. Attend the session on Tuesday 2nd May at 11:15 a.m.

In addition, Chris Longstaff, senior director of marketing for PowerVR, will deliver an implementer presentation during the Khronos OpenVX Workshop for Vision and Neural Network Acceleration on Wednesday May 3rd.

When: 1st – 3rd May 2017

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California

To schedule a personal meeting with Imagination experts, please contact

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 multimedia, processor and connectivity technologies 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:

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