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11/10/2011 08:52 AM EST
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help.fulguy
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help.fulguy   11/10/2011 4:24:48 PM
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Poor ARM.....Looks like they are set to loose in this battle. Samsung, who was one of the biggest ARM Mali license, announced today that they licensed Imagination Technologies SGX Core. A fe months back, ST Ericsson made the same switch. ARM is losing....big time....

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Scott Sutton   11/10/2011 7:18:20 PM
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Recent A15 announcements from ARM (Freescale, HiSilicon, TI...) do not include any mention of ARM GPUs. Given ARMs PR push on next generation Mali GPUs these must be Imagination or Vivant design wins? As fulguy mentions, Samsung/ST are switched from Mali to Imagination. NVIDIA, Broadcom and Qualcomm have traditionally developed their own GPUs.

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AJones   11/10/2011 9:37:59 PM
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Samsung haven't announced anything! Imagination issued an RNS to the LSE. The fact there is no press release on the Imagination website, shows there is no real substance behind this "announcement" and Samsung would have done the same if there was something worth shouting about.

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help.fulguy   11/12/2011 3:20:31 AM
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here you go: http://www.imgtec.com/corporate/newsdetail.asp?NewsID=656

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AJones   11/13/2011 11:40:36 AM
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This is not a typical press release that is approved by both parties. It's an RNS as i mentioned. I'm trying to find the a counterpart that Samsung has posted. There isn't one. It seems this is a mere attempt to try and disrupt ARM's announcement.

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dirk.bruere   11/10/2011 7:46:16 PM
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ARM + nVidia seems to be the winning combination

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Neo10   11/11/2011 3:33:27 AM
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This could be make it or break it for ARM graphics business which bought the small graphics chip design company 3 years ago. This could have the performance which the market is looking for unlike their previous offerings which were on the lower end of the scale. A small power efficient graphics core would certainly boost the handling of visual data on the handhelds wihtout burning a significant hole in the power budget.

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t.alex   11/11/2011 12:59:25 PM
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Just a basic question. What does it mean by 8way graphics core? Is it a marketing term?

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AJones   11/13/2011 11:41:39 AM
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8way means 8-Core

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Peter Clarke   11/14/2011 9:55:19 AM
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@t.alex I was trying to avoid saying "8-core graphics core" which although logically correct reads oddly. It is indeed a graphics core with up to 8 shader cores inside it.

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Peter Clarke   11/14/2011 9:55:34 AM
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@AJones You got it

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