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Following the success of their Helio P and X series SoCs, MediaTek this morning is announcing a third SoC family to complement the existing pats: the Helio A series. Aimed at what MediaTek is calling the “mid-market”, the new “Advanced” series of SoCs is meant to address phones in the $100+ range, which would put it in competition with the likes of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 series. Kicking off the Helio A series family in turn is the A22, essentially MediaTek’s cheaper downmarket counterpart to the previously announced P22. MediaTek is of course no stranger to the entry-level market, the “mid-market”, or whatever else it may be called. While flagship phones and their equally flagship SoCs get most of the attention, it’s the entry-level market where...

Imagination Announces First PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator Cores: AX2185 and AX2145

Since Imagination’s original announcement of the PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) last fall, the machine learning and AI “hype train” has not paused in the slightest. For the...

4 by Nate Oh on 6/8/2018

Imagination Technologies to Be Acquired by Canyon Bridge for £550M; MIPS Sold to Tallwood VC

Late this evening Imagination Technologies has announced that they have finally agreed to a buy-out offer. After making noise last month as a potential suitor, Canyon Bridge has announced...

62 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2017

Imagination Joins the AI Party, Announces PowerVR Series 2NX Neural Network Accelerator

In conjunction with today’s PowerVR Series 9XE and Series 9XM announcement, Imagination is revealing a new series of PowerVR-branded hardware IP blocks: the Series 2NX neural network accelerator (NNA)...

19 by Nate Oh on 9/21/2017

Imagination Technologies Formally Puts Itself Up For Sale

The fate of Imagination Technologies has become something of a saga in recent months. The prolific IP vendor, Apple’s right-hand supplier for GPU designs and IP over the last...

36 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2017

Imagination to Double-Down on GPU Business, MIPS and Ensigma to Be Sold

Just over a month ago, Imagination Technologies dropped the bombshell announcement that their largest customer, Apple, would be phasing out their use of Imagination’s GPU IP in their SoC...

106 by Ryan Smith on 5/4/2017

Apple To Develop Own GPU, Drop Imagination's GPUs From SoCs

In a bombshell of a press release issued this morning, Imagination has announced that Apple has informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use...

144 by Ryan Smith on 4/3/2017

Imagination Announces PowerVR Furian GPU Architecture: The Next Generation of PowerVR

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...

19 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2017

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

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

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Preliminary Results

At this point the iPhone release cycle is pretty well understood. One year, Apple releases the design refresh that changes the external design significantly while generally focusing on evolving...

185 by Joshua Ho on 9/28/2015

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 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

Nokia Announces N1 Tablet: 7.9” & Powered By Android

Since selling their mobile device division to Microsoft, much contemplation has been had over the future of Nokia. As it slowly turns out, their future is not all that...

54 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2014

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

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