I'm the first to admit that I've known little about where MIPS is going on the automotive market. Nonetheless, Imagination is bullish about potential opportunities for Imagination's IP blocks in automotive. Shown below is how its IP offerings could potentially fit in automotive -- everything from sensors/connectivity to safety critical apps and infotainment and navigation platforms.
Thus far, Renesas and Texas Instruments are the giants using Imagination's PowerVR GPUs for the chips in their in-vehicle infotainment clusters. How that might propagate into other parts of in-vehicle devices remains largely unknown.
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