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01 - TSMC - major IoT applications

TSMC at the 2015 Imagination Summit: optimized silicon IP for the IoT market


A few months ago, Imagination and TSMC joined forces to announce their ongoing collaboration around production of highly-optimized IP subsystems for multiple markets, including smart sensors, connected audio, video analytics, automotive, mobile and beyond. At our 2015 Imagination Summit in Taiwan, we were delighted to welcome on stage Dr. Simon Wang, Senior Director of Business […]

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Imagination, TSMC IP platforms - SoC IP (0)

Imagination, TSMC collaborate on a wide range of IoT subsystems


If you look at the semiconductor landscape today, the number of companies that have the ability to design advanced SoCs is shrinking rapidly. Industry consolidation/verticalization and rising manufacturing costs are creating an environment where true differentiation is difficult to achieve using generic solutions. In addition, integrating high performance CPUs, GPUs, coherent fabrics and other hardware […]

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ELVEES goes full purple: MIPS, PowerVR and Ensigma united in one vision chip


If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have read several articles recently about the great work Imagination is doing to help silicon vendors get to market quickly. One example is the creation of IP platforms that can easily be integrated on chip. In addition, these IP platforms support customizable […]

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Ensigma Whisper - connected processor

Ensigma Whisper radio processors take on low power connectivity


Digital baseband integration has been a growing trend in wireless applications as it offers tangible benefits for system architects looking to reduce cost, form factor and power consumption. Until now, our Ensigma Explorer RPUs (radio processors) have been leading the charge in high performance baseband integration. We’ve seen several strategic design wins in the last […]

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Toshiba TZ5000 chip

Toshiba TZ5000 processors combine PowerVR, Ensigma for IoT, wearables and streaming devices


In a recent blog article, I covered a few announcements from MWC related to chips using MIPS CPUs for IoT and M2M applications, a market that is set to continue growing exponentially in the next decade. Executives at Cisco are predicting that the IoT phenomenon will be worth $19 trillion over a ten year period […]

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Imagination joins with industry leaders to drive open security


Every day we hear some new horror story about security, whether it’s consumers impacted by phishing or other intrusions in their own applications and devices, or via enterprise breaches in an increasingly long list of corporations. Security matters While we would hope that consumers and enterprises are paying attention (and doing something about it), some […]

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Pure Connect app

PCs are not the only devices going wireless in 2015

While browsing on Forbes a few months ago, I came across an article by Moor Insights & Strategy founder and principal analysts Patrick Moorhead who described how recent wireless technologies are creating fully portable mobile devices. (I am an avid reader of Patrick’s articles and recommend you subscribe to his column on Forbes) Since I always […]

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Wearable - smart glasses

Chipsets for smart glasses and other high end wearables


Smart glasses are an example of high-end output wearables; whether they’re used in industrial applications or to augment our everyday life, smart glasses are the poster child for computer vision applications and require significantly more horsepower than a traditional smartwatch. Smart glasses can be used for industrial applications or to augment everyday life activities Designing […]

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GEAK Watch II - MIPS smartwatch

SoCs for smartwatches and other mainstream wearables


According to a team of Gartner analysts, affordable Android-based smartwatches will retail at $30 by 2015 as interest builds up inside consumer mass markets in China and internationally. This puts smartwatches at the forefront of wearable adoption, since it is a category of devices that consumers are already familiar with and feel comfortable using. A […]

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Wearable - fitness trackers

Wearable SoCs for fitness bands and activity trackers


Fitness bands and activity trackers are helping millions of consumers monitor their exercise habits and improve their  overall health. IHS Technology is projecting that fitness trackers will be worth $2.2 billion in 2014, up 22% over last year’s $1.9 billion. Designing embedded processors for fitness bands If you are targeting such a device, an M-class […]

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