LONDON – MStar Semiconductor Inc., a fabless supplier of chips for consumers and communications applications that has licensed graphics cores from Imagination Technologies Group plc, is also a licensor of Mali graphics technology from ARM Holdings plc.
MStar (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has said it is in mass production with Mali-400 GPU based chips for televisions. The Mali-400 core provides support for 3-D user interfaces, MStar said.
MStar announced in September 2011 that it had signed up to be able to use PowerVR SGX Series5 graphics processor cores from Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England). At the time the company it would use PowerVR for a range of consumer electronics chips.
"Our cooperation with ARM is proving successful, with the Mali-400 GPU in mass production as a key component of the MStar smart-TV system-on-chip," said W.K.Chia, vice president of R&D at MStar, in a statement.
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