Imagination launches IMG A-Series GPUs for mobile devices and much more

Up until a few years ago, Apple’s iPhone and iPad chips used PowerVR graphics licensed from Imagination Technologies. But in 2017 Apple decided to start designing its own GPUs in-house, Imagination put itself up for sale, divided into two companies and sold both off. Imagination didn’t stop designing chips though — and now the company […]

Imagination’s latest PowerVR GPU can drive up to six 4K displays

Imagination Technologies says its new PowerVR Series 8XT GT8540 GPU is ready for licensing. It’s a four-cluster GPU designed for use in high-end mobile devices and automotive applications including heads-up displays and infotainment systems. According to Imagination, the new GPU can crank out graphics at 60 frames per second to six 4K displays at the […]

Imagination Technologies finds a buyer (two actually)

This summer UK-based Imagination Technologies announced that it was putting itself up for sale after losing one of its biggest customers when Apple decided to start designing graphics technologies for its iPhones and iPads in-house. Now it looks like Imagination is splitting its assets with a California-based investment group called Tallwood acquiring Imagination’s MIPS CPU design […]

Imagination launches new PowerVR graphics plus a Neural Network Accelerator

Imagination Technologies may have lost an important partner when Apple decided to ditch Imagination’s PowerVR graphics. The new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X feature Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor with Apple’s own graphics technology. But while Imagination explores a possible sale, the company is still cranking out new technologies. Today Imagination introduced PowerVR Series […]

Want to buy a chip designer? Imagination is up for sale after losing Apple deal

Imagination Technologies is a British company that’s responsible for a wide range of chip designs including MIPS processors and PowerVR graphics. In recent years, it’s the company’s graphics solutions that’s taken the spotlight, as Imagination has provided the graphics technology for every Apple iPhone released to date. But earlier this year Apple announced it will […]

Apple to develop iPhone, iPad graphics processors in-house, will drop Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies is the company behind the PowerVR graphics used in iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs. While Imagination has other customers, Apple is the biggest… and Apple has indicated it will stop licensing tech from Imagination, which may explain why Imagination’s stock price is down more than 60 percent today. Imagination says Apple has notified the […]

Lilbits 314: A good day for NVIDIA Shield, bad one for Linux Mint

About a month after announcing plans to bring Android 6.0 Marshmallow and other improvements to its Shield TV game console, NVIDIA is now rolling out the update which brings support for treating SD cards as internal storage, Vulkan graphics, and much more. So it’s a good day for NVIDIA Shield users. But it’s a bad […]

MIPS Creator Ci40 dev board hits Kickstarter for $53 and up

The MIPS Creator Ci40 is a single-board computer for developers working on projects involving Internet of Things applications and low-power MIPS processors. Imagination Technologies unveiled the board in October, and now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to bring the Ci40 to market. You can reserve a board with a pledge […]