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11 January 2001

Imagination Technologies to highlight new advancements in ray tracing graphics and mobile technology at SIGGRAPH 2013

Attendees can see demos of brand-new Visualizer features alongside presentations of commercial work created with interactive ray tracing

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San Francisco, CA, July 9, 2013: At SIGGRAPH 2013, Imagination TechnologiesCaustic Professional will showcase new developments in ray-traced graphics
through a series of tech talks, customer demonstrations, and sneak previews of Caustic
Visualizer for Maya® v1.2 and Caustic Visualizer for
3ds Max® 1.0 at the Imagination Technologies booth, 351.

will also lead several talks at SIGGRAPH on the advancement and expansion of ray-traced
graphics technology for rendering photo-realistic, cinema-quality 3D to artists
in media and entertainment.

Complete Presentation Schedule:

Monday, July 22, 2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Convention
Center, room 304 A-D

Tracing is the Future and Ever Will Be

This SIGGRAPH course will feature James
McCombe, Imagination director of research and Caustic co-founder, as part of a
session presenting the state-of-the-art in ray tracing technology.

Tuesday, July 23, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Convention
Center, booth 117

“Accelerating Look
Development with Real-Time, Interactive Ray-Traced Viewports”
During this tech talk, presenters will
discuss real-time use of Imagination’s ray tracing hardware and Visualizer
viewport plugins to help users make better-informed creative choices in their
modelling and lighting pipelines.

Wednesday, July 24, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Convention Center, room 303

Directions and Developments in Mobile GPU Design

This SIGGRAPH panel will include McCombe
in a discussion on taking full advantage of the latest GPU design and
implementations to bring advanced graphics to smartphone and tablet users.

Wednesday, July 24, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Convention
Center, booth 117

“The Architecture of High-End Mobile Graphics Hardware”
This tech talk will highlight the key
aspects of Imagination’s PowerVR GPUs, including information on the new PowerVR
Series6 architecture; the architecture behind high-end mobile devices set to
ship in the next 6-12 months. Presenters will also compare PowerVR Series6
against PowerVR Series5/5XT, as well as other conventional GPU solutions, and
provide an overview of how the hardware works.

Daily – Ongoing in the Imagination Technologies
booth 351

Joining Imagination’s booth will be Mads Drøschler of Freaky Nest and Gavin
Greenwalt of StraightFace Studios, who will showcase the commercial VFX and
arch-viz projects they’ve created with the Caustic Visualizer and Series2 card.
Additionally, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Steven Roselle of Autodesk will showcase how he
uses the Visualizer and Series2 card in his Maya workflow.

In addition to presentations on its ray tracing technology,
Imagination will demonstrate its market-leading PowerVR graphics (GPU)
technologies for the smartphone and embedded markets. This will include:

  • PowerVR Series6 GPUs,
    with demonstrations of the first PowerVR Series6 devices and OpenGL ES 3.0 and
    OpenCL demos, including GPU compute applications for rigid body physics, image
    processing, fluid dynamics, and many more
  • The latest PowerVR software
    development kit (SDK) delivering advanced tools for content creation

If you would like to schedule a meeting with Imagination
Technologies or preview a demonstration of its ray tracing technology at
SIGGRAPH 2013, please contact: Alex Kelley at


Caustic Visualizer is a plug-in that enables artists to replace
their rasterized viewport in Autodesk Maya 2012-2014 and 3ds Max 2012-2014 with
a fully ray traced viewport. Visualizer viewports provide a much higher degree
of visual fidelity over raster graphics including accurate global illumination,
reflections, refractions and shadows. Higher fidelity enables artists to
identify and resolve potential problems from the earliest stages of modeling,
minimizing the need for time-consuming preview renders and radically streamlining
the look development process. Thus artists can render frame sequences with
Visualizer with the confidence that what they see in the viewport is what
they’ll get in their final frame.

About Caustic Professional

Caustic is part of Imagination Technologies, a
global leader in multimedia and communications technologies.  Based
in San Francisco, Caustic is changing how interactive cinema-quality 3D
graphics are produced, used, and enjoyed. Our software and hardware
solutions are based on unique and patented PowerVR ray-tracing
technologies, which fundamentally change the performance and cost metrics
for production-quality ray-traced images and animated content
without cutting corners for quality or functionality. 

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies – a global leader in multimedia,
processor, communication and cloud technologies – creates and licenses
market-leading processor solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU and embedded
processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP and VoLTE, and
cloud connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP)
solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio
of software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone,
connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics,
networking, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors. Imagination’s
licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers,
network operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are located in the
United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See:

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