LONDON – Graphics processor intellectual property licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) has signed up HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen, China) as licensee for multiple PowerVR multimedia cores covering graphics, video and display. The license agreement includes a member of the PowerVR Series 6 graphics family known as "Rogue."
HiSilicon is effectively a chip making arm of telecommunications company Technologies Co. Ltd.
Imagination could gain yet more market share as a result of the license agreement. The company is the clear market leader in GPU core licensing but HiSilicon was reportedly a licensee of graphics cores from Vivante Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), ranked as the number two GPU licensor by Jon Peddie Research.
Imagination said HiSilicon will deploy PowerVR technology in system chips targeting the mobile and consumer markets.Related links and articles:
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