Subscribe to this page now.

Apple's A8X uses semi-custom eight-core graphics, analysis shows

11/12, 1:36pm

Combines two Imagination GPUs

The A8X chip in the iPad Air 2 uses a semi-custom graphics component, a new report illustrates. Apple has typically used off-the-shelf GPUs from PowerVR creators Imagination Technologies in the past. In the case of the A8X, though, Apple has combined a pair of Imagination's quad-core GX6450s.

more

Apple, Imagination extend deal for PowerVR graphics technology

02/06, 10:26am

Tech central to A-series processors in iOS devices

Imagination Technologies has announced a multi-year extension of its licensing deal with Apple, allowing continued access to the former's PowerVR technology. While the A-series chips used in the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and iPod touch are internally designed by Apple, the company relies on PowerVR to drive the graphics portion of processing. Specific terms of the deal haven't been announced, but Apple will be paying licensing fees plus royalties for each chip including Imagination IP.

more

GPU maker Imagination buys MIPS, sells off some patents

11/06, 3:35pm

Consolidation should influence future phone, tablet designs

Imagination Technologies is planning to buy MIPS Technologies in a deal costing $60 million in cash, says Anandtech. MIPS produces one of the few standard CPU architectures outside of Intel and ARM; in buying the company, Imagination will get 82 related patents. Another 580 patents and patent applications have been sold for $350 million to Bridge Crossing, a CPU patent holding group with partners like Intel, ARM, HP, and IBM.

more

Electronista Sponsor

Electronista Newsletter

Free Technology and Gadgets Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

    Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

    Thecus N2310 NAS

    For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

    iRig Pads

    When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

    Sponsor

    toggle

    Most Commented

     
    toggle

    Popular News