Bringing better security to mobile, automotive or IoT

Consumers today use their devices to do more than ever before and the data they produce becomes extremely valuable to potential criminals. To add to this challenge, applications installed from untrusted sources make it very difficult to identify and stop potential security breaches. Luckily, there is now a solution to address security concerns at the … Read more

Low power Standing Egg sensor hub uses MIPS M5100 MCU

Sensor hubs have played a central role in the recent development of wearable and IoT devices but are now becoming increasingly relevant for other connected devices that require always-on, low power functionality. This category of chips is currently evolving from performing only simple, individual tasks (e.g. accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure etc.) to becoming a small compute … Read more

Firefox OS now running on a MIPS-based reference tablet

Over 7 billion people call Earth home but only about a third own a mobile device. This means there is vast potential for companies to innovate and bring the exciting mobile web experience to new consumers, especially in fast-growing markets such as South America, South-East Asia, Eastern Europe and many others. Imagination plays a vital … Read more

Imagination at MWC 2015: press coverage round-up

While my colleagues were basking in the Californian sun attending GDC in San Francisco, I was busy running from one meeting to the next at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It was an impressive run for Imagination – we scheduled over 50 briefings with press and analysts from all over the world. For … Read more

Four questions about Moore’s Law, 28nm and the future of IP design

A few weeks ago Brian Bailey, the well-known technology editor for EDA at Semiconductor Engineering, kindly asked me to provide some comments in relation to a set of very interesting questions on the fate of Moore’s Law and the adoption of sub-20nm process nodes. You can find a selection of my answers, alongside opinions and … Read more

Building next generation apps processors for mobile computing

A recent study from IC Insights found that in 2013 apps processors for smartphones and tablets accounted for 31% of total microprocessor sales, up from 26% in 2012. Companies competing in the mobile arena are well positioned to become the main driving force behind the fast growth of the overall semiconductor industry. When building chipsets … Read more

The day I designed my own mobile SoC

A few weeks ago I was working on this blog article, trying to figure out how to best represent our products visually. After I completed the work and was on my lunch break, a question came to mind: if I were building my own mobile application processor, what it would look like? The answer lies … Read more

Extending the award-winning MIPS Aptiv generation of CPU cores

Paul Evans, senior business development manager for Imagination, recently gave an exciting keynote at the Imagination Summit in Asia titled ‘MIPS CPU Processor Solutions: A Roadmap to High Performance and Low Power’. During this exciting and well-attended presentation, he talked about the latest developments within our MIPS Aptiv generation of CPU IP and introduced MIPS … Read more

Introducing the MIPS Series5 ‘Warrior’ CPU cores: the next revolution in processor IP from Imagination

Building on the success of the award-winning Aptiv generation of CPU cores, Imagination is now giving a preview of the next generation of MIPS processors. Codenamed ‘Warrior’, the MIPS Series5 CPUs feature cores based on the MIPS32 and MIPS64 instruction set architectures, with a focus on superior performance efficiency across the high-end, mid-range and entry-level/microcontroller … Read more

HSA Foundation infographic

What’s the heterogeneous point? The HSA Foundation provides an answer

Our industry is littered with over-used terms whose meaning becomes ever more jaded as more people use them. We’re in danger of “heterogeneous” being another of them. But I sincerely hope we can live with that, because heterogeneous systems are going to be with us for a very long time to come. One of the … Read more