Chasing Think Silicon in the underworld of wearables.
Ray tracing proves to not be static.
It's RISC, not Risk Frankwell Lin, Andes Technology Corporation, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Andes Technology Corporation, founded in 2005, is a Taiwanese supplier of 32-/64-bit embedded CPU cores and a founding Premier member of RISC-V International Association. The company focuses on the embedded market and delivers CPU cores with an integrated development environments and associated software and hardware for … Read more
Imagination Technologies announced that Shanghai-based StarFive, a RISC-V developer-board supplier, has licensed the IMG B-Series GPU IP to support its latest RISC-V single-board computer (SBC). Imagination thinks the collaboration will help grow the RISC-V ecosystem. StarFive is including Imagination’s GPU in the production version of its $119/$149 85mm × 70mm BeagleV AI single-board computer, announced in January 2021. StarFive says … Read more
This is a summary of GPU developments for 2020 and includes announcements by the leading GPU suppliers.
Late last year, Imagination Technologies introduced its IMG A-Series. At the time, they said it was their most important GPU launch since the mobile PowerVR GPU, 15 years ago. Now, 11 months later, the company says it has topped itself and announced the IMG B-Series—a new expanded range of GPU IP. Imagination says the B-series multi-core lets customers reduce … Read more
When Canyon Bridge Partners, which is owned by China Reforma Chinese state-owned investment fund, sought to buy Imagination Technologies in 2017, Theresa May's government approved the acquisition on the basis that Canyon Bridge was licensed and regulated by US law. When the Trump administration blocked Canyon Bridge’s attempted acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor in September 2017, Canyon Bridge moved its headquarters … Read more
Canyon Bridge violated the deal
Imagination Technologies announced that the fabless semiconductor company UNISOC has licensed Imagination’s latest generation of neural-network accelerator (NNA)
Ranging from semi-custom to mass market
Imagination Technologies is on its fourth CEO in three years, is in the process of losing its major customer, and is still dealing with the aftermath of the disastrous acquisition and subsequent fire-sale disposal of MIPS. A job like that seems nearer the nightmare than the dream job end of the spectrum so I took advantage of the whole world … Read more
Seeing an opportunity to develop a chip company using Imagination IP and not wanting to do it as a spin-off because it would annoy their customers, Imagination’s CEO Leo Li decided he would launch a company to do it independently. As a result, the company now has a new CEO, Ron Black, ex Rambus. Ron Black, new CEO of Imagination … Read more