Imagination's Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose


Imagination on Monday announced that Apple would no longer use its intellectual property, and the company’s stock sank faster than a bottomless boat on the news. Apple planned to discontinue its use of the company’s IP in new products in 15 months to two years, ending the companies’ license and royalty agreement, Imagination said. Those royalties currently account for about half the company’s revenue. Imagination’s technology and intellectual property is used in the GPUs in Apple’s phones, tablets, iPods, TV products and watches.

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Imagination’s I6500 CPU adds heterogeneous compute, multi-clustering, will power self-driving cars

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Imagination Technologies announced a new MIPS core this week, and the chip has already stacked up a significant design win in the self-driving car market.

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Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as 9.7" iPad Pro performs well, analytics data says

Article Image The newest, littlest iPhone hasn’t captured the imagination of smartphone buyers just yet, new launch data indicates, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has seen steady adoption following last week’s debut.

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Apple reportedly in talks to buy Imagination Technologies

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Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Imagination Technologies, its longtime GPU supplier. The move would shake up the mobile graphics market and give Apple ownership of MIPS as well as its own ray tracing division.

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Apple in talks to take over long-time graphics chip partner Imagination Technologies

Article Image Apple is negotiating to buy Imagination Technologies, the British firm responsible for the PowerVR graphics technology used in every Apple A-series chip since the original iPad and the iPhone 4, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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Imagination Technologies says cost & job cuts linked to slower iPhone sales

Article Image Imagination Technologies, the British firm responsible for the graphics technology in Apple’s iOS devices, on Thursday announced job cuts among other cost-cutting measures, hoping to stem a downturn it linked partly to slowing iPhone shipments.

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Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That’s why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.


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Imagination Technologies fights for mindshare with academic MIPSfpga program

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Imagination Technologies has just announced a new MIPS FPGA designed for academic use. The MIPSfpga will give students and researchers access to the underlying RTL, not just a core license.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/204247-disarmed-imagination-technologies-fights-for-mindshare-with-academic-mipsfpga-program

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PowerVR goes 4K with GT7900 for game consoles

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Imagination Technologies has announced the next-generation, super-powered version of its Series 7 GPU. The GT 7900 is aimed at affordable game consoles and full-on notebooks — can Power VR jump back into mainstream competition?

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Apple partner Imagination Technologies unveils new PowerVR 'super-GPU' with 512 ALU cores

Imagination Technologies, the company who designs the graphics processors used in Apple’s A-series chips, unveiled the PowerVR GT7900 on Thursday, a so-called “super-GPU” that will power affordable game consoles, and could be a candidate for a future Apple TV refresh.



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Intel to sell remaining stake in Apple partner & mobile GPU maker Imagination Technologies

The Intel Foundation will sell its 4.9 percent stake in Imagination Technologies, the company whose PowerVR graphics processors are a key component of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, it was announced on Thursday.



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Imagination’s Warrior CPU breathes new life into MIPS, will attack ARM on multiple fronts

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Imagination Technologies has unveiled their new MIPS-based Warrior core and the chip is a beast. Symmetric Multithreading, clustering, and large cache options make this the most efficient multicore architecture MIPS has ever built.

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Qualcomm, Oracle, Imagination team up to optimize Java, OpenWRT, Internet of Things for MIPS architecture

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Imagination Technologies wants to reinvigorate MIPS with its own new collaborative effort but is there any room for the once-mighty titan of supercomputing? Open source or not, it’s got a tough road ahead.

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