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Unite 2014, Seattle: PowerVR Ray Tracing behind the lightmaps in the Unity editor

    

This August, Seattle saw a flood of game developers coming into town for Unite 2014, the eighth annual Unity conference held at the Seattle Center. Among the exciting sessions and keynote speeches, Jens Fursund from our PowerVR Ray Tracing team was there to introduce the upcoming Unity 5 lightmap editor which uses our ray tracing […]

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Four questions about Moore’s Law, 28nm and the future of IP design

        

A few weeks ago Brian Bailey, the well-known technology editor for EDA at Semiconductor Engineering, kindly asked me to provide some comments in relation to a set of very interesting questions on the fate of Moore’s Law and the adoption of sub-20nm process nodes. You can find a selection of my answers, alongside opinions and […]

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My week with Dell Venue 8, the first Android tablet to use a PowerVR Rogue GPU

      

Intel® Atom™ processor Z3460/Z3480 supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.2 out of the box Alexandru Voica contributes to ‘My week with’, a column covering consumer products that use IP technologies from Imagination. When Intel first announced the new Atom Z3460/Z3480 (Merrifield) processors back in February, I was curious to find out the list of […]

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The complete guide to PowerVR Rogue GPUs: specifications, features, API support

While writing the conclusion for the article announcing OpenGL® ES 3.1 conformance for PowerVR Rogue GPUs, I suddenly realized that we now have more than ten apps processors using PowerVR Rogue GPUs; this includes various configurations of dual or quad-cluster PowerVR Series6 graphics processors. Therefore, I came up with this idea of offering a bite-sized […]

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PowerVR GX5300: the world’s smallest GPU for next-generation wearables and IoT

       

The past six months have certainly been an exciting time for the wearable industry. We’ve seen new platform announcements from Ingenic, Ineda and Microchip, the rollout of several smartwatches and smart glasses from worldwide sellers, and the release of the new MIPS M5100 and M5150 CPUs designed for wearables and IoT. More recently, Archos has […]

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…And the day after that, I designed my own entry-level mobile SoC

         

Last week I published an article titled The day I designed my own mobile SoC. It was based on a presentation I had been working on for several months. The main goal was to map our IP portfolio onto next generation SoCs for a range of markets, including mobile. Little did I know my article […]

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The day I designed my own mobile SoC

         

A few weeks ago I was working on this blog article, trying to figure out how to best represent our products visually. After I completed the work and was on my lunch break, a question came to mind: if I were building my own mobile application processor, what it would look like? The answer lies […]

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Building next generation apps processors for mobile computing

          

A recent study from IC Insights found that in 2013 apps processors for smartphones and tablets accounted for 31% of total microprocessor sales, up from 26% in 2012. Companies competing in the mobile arena are well positioned to become the main driving force behind the fast growth of the overall semiconductor industry. When building chipsets […]

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PowerVR Ray Tracing ticking inside the new Visualizer extension for SketchUp

     

This week we attended the hugely popular Maker Faire event near San Francisco where we introduced Visualizer, a virtual camera in SketchUp® based on our PowerVR Ray Tracing technology. The Visualizer extension helps SketchUp users create and visualize their 3D creations by rendering photorealistic models in real time. Introducing the new Visualizer for SketchUp SketchUp […]

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PowerVR Rogue GPUs now shipping with 64-bit mobile computing platforms

      

This week Imagination has announced general availability of 64-bit drivers for silicon vendors using PowerVR Rogue GPUs. We are the first GPU IP provider to deliver fully implemented 64-bit drivers (kernel and user mode) running on all mainstream 64-bit CPU architectures that can be used in mobile, including ARMv8, Intel 64 Architecture (IA) and MIPS64. […]

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