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New HSA Foundation specification brings us closer to heterogeneous computing

       

When the HSA Foundation was officially introduced back in 2012, I remember being on a conference call with our EVP of marketing Tony King-Smith and Patrick Moorhead*, founder and president of Moor Insights & Strategy. Patrick was working on a whitepaper (you can read it here) and was talking to the founding members to get […]

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Introducing IUP, the Imagination University Programme

    

Having managed several university programmes for some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies, I have found that there are three reasons why companies should engage with academia: Recruitment – to find people Research – to discover new ideas Marketing – to influence the broader market It’s this last topic – Marketing – that mystifies most […]

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Imagination at MWC 2015: press coverage round-up

      

While my colleagues were basking in the Californian sun attending GDC in San Francisco, I was busy running from one meeting to the next at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It was an impressive run for Imagination – we scheduled over 50 briefings with press and analysts from all over the world. For […]

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Trying out the new Vulkan graphics API on PowerVR GPUs

    

Vulkan™ is a next-generation, high-performance graphics and compute API developed by the Khronos Group. Previously known as glNext, Vulkan has been designed to address some of the shortcomings of the original OpenGL® API which was introduced 22 years ago. Here is a summary of Vulkan extracted from the official press release: Ground-up redesign of the […]

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New MIPS-based chips featured at MWC 2015

     

On Monday at MWC 2015, Imagination announced that its MIPS CPUs have been deployed in a range of LTE chips from Altair and Sequans. Both vendors are taking full advantage of the unique multi-threading capability in MIPS I-class CPUs which offer reduced power consumption and superior performance when handling multiple latency-sensitive tasks simultaneously. Leading LTE […]

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New PowerVR G6020 GPU targets ultra-affordable mobile and IoT devices

Even though most headlines at MWC 2015 will tend to focus on flagship devices, a lot of the growth in mobile at the moment is coming from emerging markets where sub-$100 smartphones are selling in large volume. Today we are introducing PowerVR G6020, a new and highly efficient Rogue GPU that provides an ideal solution […]

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PowerVR Series5 video: H.265 vs H.264 quality comparison

PowerVR Series5 video encoders scale from wearable to professional markets

    

Jeff Bier wrote in his monthly column that CES 2015 marked the year when the Internet of Things (or what I’d like to call connected devices) began to see. Whether it’s a sports camera, smartphone or a professional DSLR, most video content of the future will be encoded using formats such as H.265 or VP9, […]

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PowerVR GT7900: redefining performance efficiency in graphics

     

This year MWC and GDC 2015 are happening during the same week which is unfortunate for me because I really enjoy going to both events. Although attended by different demographics, a common theme you will be hearing next week is how the exponential increase in performance is paving the way for console-quality graphics on next-generation […]

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New MIPS models from Imperas shown at Embedded World 2015

    

Larry Lapides, VP of Sales at Imperas, is here to tell you more about the collaboration between Imperas and Imagination as well as the wide range of solutions available for MIPS CPUs. You are probably aware of Imperas as the provider of the technology behind the IASim product, the instruction accurate simulator for MIPS cores. […]

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5 easy steps to add PVRTrace libraries to your own OpenGL ES application

     

This post serves as a quick start guide of how you can add the PVRTrace libraries to your own OpenGL ES application and begin capturing traces. We will use the PowerVR SDK example applications to demonstrate the process. We will be attaching the trace libraries to Windows 32-bit applications here. Dynamically linked libraries are also […]

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