LONDON MediaTek, the fast-growing Taiwanese group developing SoCs for wireless communications devices, has become the latest to take a license on ARM's Mali-400 MP multicore graphics processing unit (GPU) for its system-on-chips.
ARM (Cambridge, England) is seeing fast growing traction for the Mali graphics processor IP for use in wireless communications, high-definition TVs, DVD and Blu-ray products. It now boasts 21 licensees for the GPU technology.
Last month LG Electronics licensed the ARM11 MPCore and Mali-200 and Mali-400 graphics processor cores for use in digital televisions. Also last month, ARM said the graphics processor conformed to the Khronos OpenGL ES 2.0 API at resolutions up to 1080p HD.
"We have chosen to license ARM Mali technology for its scalability and performance credentials," said MediaTek in a statement. "It is vital that we are able to achieve flexibility in our product portfolio."
To back up the interest, ARM recently established a development community of chip designers and device manufacturers from the graphics sector. These partners are working together to bring Mali GPU-enabled mobile phones and consumer devices to market, with the latest in user interfaces, navigation applications, gaming experiences and Web browsing capabilities.
Lance Howarth, general manager, ARM Media Processing Division, said the scalability of the Mali hardware architecture "will enable its use in a vast range of MediaTek consumer SoC products."
Related Articles :
ARM selected by LG Electronics for digital TVs
ARM netbooks struggle with video, apps
ARM improves its image in 3D graphics
The General purpose GPU: The Evolution of the Coprocessor