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Topic: Imagination Technologies

Outgoing Apple iPhone GPU designer Imagination seeks sale of entire company to parties unknown

06/22/2017, 09:06 am

Just over two months after Apple told it that it would no longer be using Imagination Technologies GPU offerings, the company is seeking to sell itself off, either in chunks or as a larger whole.

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Apple's efforts to boost in-house chip development amplifies risks to suppliers

04/19/2017, 11:04 am

As Apple continues its market expansion, it appears to be on the cusp of developing its own microprocessors as solutions to cost management and supplier constraints -- and the subsequent fabricator abandonment that occurs as a result has profound repercussions those left behind.

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One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8

04/17/2017, 02:04 am

Apple is building its own GPU architecture, but why? Rather than being motivated by simple cost savings, evidence points to the timing of a significant technical leap forward that could be as big of an advance as iOS was ten years ago.

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Apple posts GPU-related job openings in UK following Imagination breakup

04/10/2017, 10:04 am

Apple is ramping up its efforts to create its own GPU designs, following the iPhone producer's decision to stop working with the U.K.-based Imagination Technologies, by advertising a number of job postings within the graphics field in London.

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Why Apple's new GPU efforts are a major disruptive threat to Nvidia

04/04/2017, 07:04 pm

Apple's plan to decisively migrate iOS to its own internally-developed GPU within the next two years obviously shocked Imagination Technologies, its current supplier of PowerVR graphics technology. It should also rattle Nvidia. Here's why.

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As Apple's GPU plans go public, Imagination fears becoming a tech orphan

04/03/2017, 11:04 pm

Ten years after Apple effectively created a viable, high-end mobile graphics business for Imagination Technologies--and a year after the iPhone maker publicly declined to acquire the company--the British graphics technology firm now appears to be in full panic mode that its mobile technology may end up abandoned like MIPS, PowerPC, Nvidia's Tegra and Texas Instrument's OMAP.

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Imagination announces PowerVR 'Furian' mobile GPU architecture, could power Apple's iPhone by late 2018

03/08/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple partner Imagination Technologies on Wednesday unveiled PowerVR Furian, its next-generation mobile graphics processing architecture likely to be a key part of future iPhones, and also the first new GPU architecture since 2010.

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Apple poaching GPU designer Imagination Technologies' talent, hiring key personnel away

10/13/2016, 02:10 pm

Following Apple's decision to not pursue an acquisition of mobile GPU developer Imagination Technologies, at least 25 staffers and management personnel have jumped ship to Apple over the past two years.

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After failed takeover talks with Apple, Imagination Technologies sells 3% stake to state-owned Chinese company

05/09/2016, 02:05 pm

Tsinghua Unigroup International has purchased a 3 percent stake in Imagination Technologies, the company that builds graphics processors for Apple's custom A-series chips found in the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

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Apple admits to Imagination Technologies talks, declines takeover bid

03/22/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday acknowledged having held discussions with British graphics processor design firm Imagination Technologies, but the iPhone maker has reportedly chosen not to attempt an acquisition -- for now.

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

03/22/2016, 08:03 am

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

03/17/2016, 09:03 am

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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New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.

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Rumor: Apple developing proprietary mobile GPU, could replace Imagination's PowerVR

12/10/2015, 12:12 pm

Apple is allegedly at work on its own graphics processor technology, which -- if completed -- would bring almost all of its mobile processor design in-house.

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Apple partner Imagination unveils PowerVR 'super-GPU' with 512 ALU cores for game consoles

02/26/2015, 09:02 am

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

02/12/2015, 01:02 pm

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 showcases 'ray tracing' graphics tech that could come in Apple's future iPhones, iPads

05/06/2014, 01:05 pm

Semiconductor firm Imagination Technologies, whose PowerVR chipsets are at the heart of Apple's A-series processors, on Tuesday previewed the impressive capabilities of its new Wizard series of ray tracing GPUs that may one day bring hyper-realistic graphics to iOS games.

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Imagination unveils 192-core mobile GPU potentially bound for future Apple iPhones, iPads

02/24/2014, 08:02 am

Imagination Technologies, the company whose PowerVR graphics processors are a key component of Apple's iOS devices, unveiled its latest creation on Monday: a 192-core GPU that it claims will produce the most powerful graphics yet in mobile phones and tablets.

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