Featured Articles

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia has finally revealed the shipping date of its Shield Tablet 32GB in 4G LTE flavour and in case you pre-order…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 30 August 2013 09:23

MIPS is back

Written by Nick Farrell



Imagination explains its reasoning

Imagination, which is known for its SoC PowerVR graphics has been explaining why it bought MIPs.

MIPS compute-core designs is still big news in embedded systems but ," Imagination CEO Hossein Yassaie told a gathering of reporters and analysts that he has big plans for the technology. Yassaie said he did not acquire MIPS for the hell of it after all a hundred million dollars is a quite lot of money for an IP company to spend on a business. He said he wanted an architecture we can take to every market that requires a CPU.

Yassaie wants a quarter of the CPU IP market by getting MIPS back to its glory days.

Imagination is gaining more design wins in MIPS's existing markets, such as the much-vaunted "Internet of Things", networking, home multimedia, and the like. He thinks that there are more places where MIPS's low-power, small-footprint, RISC-based, 64- and 32-bit IP can find a home. One area being looked at is "wearable computing", where size and power are critical.

Imagination's graphics IP has found its way into such emerging-market products as Google Glass and could be in lots of other product announcements soon.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments