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Imagination’s new A series GPU architecture is the company’s biggest launch in 15 years

The mobile GPU market these days is dominated by Qualcomm's custom Adreno GPUs and ARM's Mali GPUs. However, in the past, the situation was different. There were a few more competitors in the mobile GPU market, which helped to increase competitiveness in the industry. Imagination Technologies, in particular, was one of the prime players of...

Chinese-backed Investment Firm Acquires Imagination Technologies for £550m

Imagination Technologies hit mainstream success when Apple chose to use their technology in the iPhone. For years Apple would design their own CPUs while licensing Imagination's PowerVR GPU technology in the company's A series chips. This obviously was quite a successful partnership for them, but just like the custom CPUs that Apple uses, they eventually decided to design...

Imagination Technologies Announces the PowerVR Series 2NX Neural Network Accelerator

The next big trend in mobile hardware, or at least mobile silicon, is to bring Artificial intelligence directly to your smartphone, thanks to neural networks. Google has been improving their machine learning technology for a while now, but this lives in the cloud and while it is more powerful, it also requires an internet connection...

Imagination Technologies Up For Sale After Apple’s Breakdown

The future of Imagination Technologies has become uncertain after Apple's declaration on April 3. The iPhone maker had informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use of Imagination’s Intellectual Property and designs. After considering a few different options, the U.K. based chipmaker put itself up for sale after seeing a...

Mediatek Officially Unveils the 10 nm Helio X30 and 16 nm Helio P25

At a press event in China, MediaTek held their official launch event for their long awaited flagship Helio X30, and their latest mid range chip, the Helio P25. The Helio X30 is a 10 core big.LITTLE chip, with two 2.8 GHz A73 cores, four 2.2 GHz A53 cores, and four 2 GHz A35 cores on TSMC’s...