Imagination Technologies

Taking place today is Imagination Technologies’ annual tech summit in Santa Clara, California. The company’s annual summit is always a venue for major Imagination news, and this year that’s particularly the case. As the cornerstone of this year’s summit, Imagination is announcing their next PowerVR GPU architecture: Furian. Furian marks the first new GPU architecture out of Imagination in almost 7 years. Rogue, the company’s first OpenGL ES 3.x-capable architecture, was first announced in 2010 and has become the cornerstone of Imagination’s entire GPU lineup, from wearables to high-end devices. In the intervening years, Imagination has made a number of smaller updates and optmizations to the architecture, leading to the 6, 7, and 8 series of PowerVR GPU designs. Now the company is undertaking a...

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series8XE Plus & New Series8XE Designs For Midrange Market

Over the years the PowerVR team over at Imagination has settled in to a rather comfortable release cadence for GPU designs. Every year since the Rogue GPU architecture was...

14 by Ryan Smith on 1/17/2017

GDC 2016: Imagination Demonstrates PowerVR Vulkan SDK & PowerVR Ray Tracing

Among the many companies showing off their latest development wares at GDC this week is Imagination. As opposed to their new GPU IP launches over the past couple of...

2 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2016

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series8XE Family - Entry-Level GPUs Get Smaller

With Mobile World Congress 2016 now in full swing, we’ll see a slew of announcements this week. Among the crowd is Imagination Technologies, who is using the show as...

10 by Ryan Smith on 2/22/2016

Vulkan 1.0 Specification Released: Drivers & Games Inbound

Back in August of 2014, Khronos announced the Next Generation OpenGL Initiative. The industry consortium, responsible for overseeing a number of major cross-platform GPU standards such as OpenGL and...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2016

CEO of Imagination Technologies Steps Down

Sir Hossein Yassaie, chief executive officer of Imagination Technologies, has stepped down as of Monday, Feburary 8th. Mr. Yassaie served as Imagination’s CEO since 1998 and joined the company...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/9/2016

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series7XT Plus Family - Rogue Gets Improved Compute

A regular sight at CES at most years is a new PowerVR graphics announcement from the crew over at Imagination, and this year is no exception. Shortly before CES...

35 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2016

Imagination Announces New P6600, M6200, M6250 Warrior CPUs

Today Imagination launches three new MIPS processor IPs: One in the performance category of Warrior CPUs, the P6600 and two embedded M-class core, the M6200 and M6250. Warrior P6600 Starting off...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/10/2015

HSA Foundation Update: More HSA Hardware Coming Soon

When AMD set about bringing their CPU/GPU fusion initiative to life with the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) earlier this decade, one point AMD made early-on was that while they...

20 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2015

Spot the CPU: Russian Baikal-T1 SoC Goes MIPS

If you keep your ear to the ground with the technology press, you can’t help but notice a few news stories hitting the ground when it comes to Russia...

26 by Ian Cutress on 5/27/2015

Imagination Announces OmniShield: Hardware Security Zones For MIPS + PowerVR Ecosystem

Though it would be unfair to state that there was a point where device security never mattered, it’s safe to say that the interest in security from hardware manufacturers...

4 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2015

Imagination Announces Free MIPSfpga Design For Academia

While we admittedly don’t cover much in the way of education/university-related announcements, this one from Imagination this morning caught my eye. As part of Imagination’s ongoing university relations program, the...

15 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2015

Imagination Launches New Low Power Wireless IP: Ensigma Whisper

Today Imagination is launching a new set of licensable wireless intellectual property (IP) called 'Ensigma Whisper' to complement its portfolio of other SoC IPs. This announcement gives Imagination a...

9 by Stephen Barrett on 4/15/2015

Imagination Announces PowerVR G6020 GPU & PowerVR Series 5 Video Encoder

With Mobile World Congress 2015 now in full swing, Imagination Technologies is taking to the show today to announce a couple of new additions to the PowerVR family of...

2 by Ryan Smith on 3/2/2015

Imagination Creator CI20 Now Shipping With Spec Bump & Kodi Support

Imagination has sent along word that the Creator CI20 we covered in some detail late last year is now shipping to North America and Europe. For those unfamiliar with...

20 by Stephen Barrett on 2/3/2015

Imagination Launches Creator CI20 Development Board

Last week Imagination launched the Creator CI20 development board. This device is quite interesting because of the combination of architecture, features, developer support, form factor, and pricing. It also...

27 by Stephen Barrett on 12/8/2014

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series7 GPUs - Series7XT & Series7XE

Taking place this week are Imagination Technologies’ Chinese idc14 and Imagination Summits developer events. While Imagination holds these events in multiple countries over the year, the Chinese event is...

49 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2014

Imagination Posts PowerVR Rogue Specification Summary

Being in the business of licensing out GPUs rather than building them directly, Imagination’s PowerVR group has always walked a fine line in how they communicate with their direct...

6 by Ryan Smith on 7/17/2014

Imagination Announces PowerVR Wizard GPU Family: Rogue Learns Ray Tracing

Taking place this week in San Francisco is 2014 Game Developers Conference. Though not necessarily a hardware show, in years past we have seen gaming-related product announcements in both...

45 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2014

Imagination's PowerVR GX6650: Competition for Mobile Kepler

Ryan touched on this in his excellent deep dive on Imagination's PowerVR Series 6XT GPU architecture earlier today, but I wanted to specifically call out the new high-end from...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/24/2014

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