MIPS Creator CI20 dev board is Imagination’s answer to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation showed that there’s a market for low-cost, low-power computers aimed at developers and tinkerers when it began offering tiny ARM-based computers for $35 or less. Two years later, the folks at Imagination Technologies have decided it’s time to offer a similar device, but this time with a MIPS-based processor. The MIPS […]

Imagination is giving away its first MIPS-based dev board for free (to some people)

The MIPS Creator CI20 is a small, low-cost single-board computer with an Ingenic JZ4780 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage. It’s basically Imagination Technologies’s answer to the Raspberry Pi… but instead of an ARM-based chip, it uses the company’s MIPS-based processor. The goal is to make it easier for software and […]

Imagination buys MIPS, brings CPU and GPU designs under one rooft

Graphics chip designer Imagination Technologies has acquired CPU designers MIPS Technologies for $60 million. The move mean we’ll start to see more MIPS-based tablets, smartphones, and other devices soon… or maybe it won’t. MIPS Technologies designs low power processors that can be used in a range of devices including TVs and cable boxes as well […]