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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MIPS Creator CI20 dev board gets a design refresh, wireless improvements

The MIPS Creator CI20 is a single-board computer with a 1.2 GHz dual-core MIPS32 processor. Unlike some single-board computers aimed at developers, hackers, and the generally DIY-minded, the board features integrated WiFi and Bluetooth and well as Ethernet, HDMI, and SD card slots and a number of developer-friendly I/O connectors. But there’s always room for improvement, […]

Imagination introduces free MIPSfpga for university use

Imagination Technologies designs the MIPS processor technology used in some low-power devices such as tablets and set-top-boxes. But MIPS-based processors aren’t nearly as popular as chips based on ARM or x86 designs. An unusual program Imagination is introducing could help change that. The company has announced that it’s offering universities un-obfuscated access to one of its […]

Imagination unveils PowerVR GT7900 graphics for low-cost game consoles

Imagination Technologies is launching its most powerful graphics processor yet. The PowerVR GT7900 GPU features 512 ALU cores, 16 shader clusters, and when clocked at 800 MHz, the GT7900 run at speeds of up to 800 gigaflops in floating point 32 mode, or 1.6 teraflops in the low-power FP16 mode. Don’t expect to find this chip in […]