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 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 […]

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 […]

Imagination unveils PowerVR Series 7 graphics tech

Imagination Technologies is introducing its next-gen graphics architecture for phones, tablets, set-top-boxes and other devices including wearables. We probably won’t actually see any products with PowerVR Series 7 graphics until late 2015, but Imagination is unveiling its new designs now so that chip makers can incorporate the technology into future products. Not surprisingly the company […]

Imagination cranks its PowerVR graphics up to Series 6XT

Imaginations Technologies is launching its next-gen PowerVR graphics processing technology for phones, tablets, and other devices. The company’s PowerVR Series 6XE architecture is aimed at entry-level devices, while PowerVR Series6XT should offer higher performance and support for features such as Ultra HD resolution displays. Both versions are low-power graphics cores that support OpenGL ES 3.0 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 […]

Intel Atom Clover Trail chips designed for Windows 8, not Linux

Intel’s upcoming Clover Trail processors are low power chips designed for tablets laptops, and other devices that will run Windows 8. The first product I’ve had a chance to play with that uses the next-generation Atom processor is the HP Envy X2, and it seems like a very snappy tablet thanks to Intel’s new chip […]