Creator: connecting the Internet of Things one device at a time

2008 marked the year when the number of internet connected devices overtook the world’s population; right now, a few households are generating more web traffic that the entire Internet just six years ago. No matter the exact scale, the Internet of Things has the potential to change not just the way we interact with all … Read more

OmniShield brings security by isolation to the automotive market

According to the latest data published by the World Health Organization (WHO), there were 1.25 million road traffic deaths globally in 2013. More than 36,000 people have lost their life in the United States due to car accidents; the numbers paint an even more unfortunate picture for China and India: both countries have registered more … Read more

Imagination, TSMC collaborate on a wide range of IoT subsystems

If you look at the semiconductor landscape today, the number of companies that have the ability to design advanced SoCs is shrinking rapidly. Industry consolidation/verticalization and rising manufacturing costs are creating an environment where true differentiation is difficult to achieve using generic solutions. In addition, integrating high performance CPUs, GPUs, coherent fabrics and other hardware … Read more

MIPS billboard and the Imagination Summit 2015 in Santa Clara

If you recently found yourself driving alongside Route 101 in Santa Clara, USA, you’d have noticed a billboard on the side of the road proudly declaring MIPS is back. With attitude. What’s going on? Why so bold a statement, at the heart of the US tech industry? MIPS momentum In an interview published by Ars … 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

Multicore vs multithreaded CPUs

Simultaneous multithreading in CPUs and its importance for network processing

The Linley Tech Processor two-day conference has grown to feature 25 technical presentations, together with panel discussions, exhibits, and other networking opportunities. It was the best place for Imagination to showcase our Meta advanced simultaneous multithreading CPU technologies as the covered topics ranged from trends in multicore-processor design and programming to “manycore” architectures that address … Read more

MIPS 10" reference design tablet

The brand new Ingenic JZ4780 SoC with PowerVR Series5 graphics makes an appearance at CES 2013

This is an exciting time for us here at Imagination. Over the past few months there have been a series of announcements from our silicon and OEM partners who have released multiple computing platforms incorporating our PowerVR Series5 and Series5XT graphics solutions. Some of the most recent products we’ve seen have been coming out of … Read more