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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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MIPS is back

MIPS billboard and the Imagination Summit 2015 in Santa Clara

    

If you recently found yourself driving alongside Route 101 in Santa Clara, USA, you’d have noticed a billboard on the side of the road proudly declaring MIPS is back. With attitude. What’s going on? Why so bold a statement, at the heart of the US tech industry? MIPS momentum In an interview published by Ars […]

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Mobile computing - Apps_processor_for affordable_mobile_devices

…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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Mobile computing - Apps processor for high end mobile devices

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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Mobile computing - Imagination IP mobile SoC

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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Building efficient multimedia architectures for consumer electronics and mobile computing

          

If you think of smartphones and tablets as the go-to devices for personal computing, you’ve probably wondered quite a few times how technology has evolved to the point where consumers can now run demanding applications that bring unique, feature-rich user experiences yet rely on mobile chipsets requiring a few watts of power. The answer lies […]

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Architectures and ISAs: what really matters in mobile processing

         

I’ve recently returned from the Linley Tech Mobile Conference, an exciting event held yearly in Silicon Valley that features a two day, single track marathon of technical presentations related to mobile processing from a range of companies such as Synopsys, Intel, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Qualcomm (all part of Imagination’s growing ecosystem, might I add) and many others. […]

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Students take on the Internet of Things with Imagination’s FlowCloud platform

       

Imagination has a number of close links with universities supporting both research and teaching programmes.  One example of this is the Group Design Project which is done as part of the University of Southampton Electronic and Computer Science undergraduate Master of Electronic Engineering (MEng) courses.  The project lasts for 10 weeks, and the students work […]

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Multicore vs multithreaded CPUs

Simultaneous multithreading in CPUs and its importance for network processing

        

The Linley Tech Processor two-day conference has grown to feature 25 technical presentations, together with panel discussions, exhibits, and other networking opportunities. It was the best place for Imagination to showcase our Meta advanced simultaneous multithreading CPU technologies as the covered topics ranged from trends in multicore-processor design and programming to “manycore” architectures that address […]

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MIPS 10" reference design tablet

The brand new Ingenic JZ4780 SoC with PowerVR Series5 graphics makes an appearance at CES 2013

          

This is an exciting time for us here at Imagination. Over the past few months there have been a series of announcements from our silicon and OEM partners who have released multiple computing platforms incorporating our PowerVR Series5 and Series5XT graphics solutions. Some of the most recent products we’ve seen have been coming out of […]

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