Six key partners have already selected ‘Rogue’. ‘Rogue’ is the codename of the next generation PowerVR Series6 GPU family architecture, and developed by Imagination Technologies. (Read More Below)

It’s known that POWERVR Series6 GPU family, delivers:

  • Unrivalled GFLOPS per mm2 and per mW for all APIs.
  • Not only a clear technology advantage and exceptional roadmap, driven by one of the largest teams of graphics engineers in the world, but also an extensive ecosystem of third party developers which has created hundreds of thousands of apps optimised for POWERVR enabled devices to date.

The 3 partners which already been licensed are:

  • Texas Instruments
  • MediaTek
  • ST-Ericsson.

The other three partners have yet to be announced. Expect Apple to be one of them.

It is good to know that this powerful GPU will likely power the next generation of iPad’s and future iPhones (at least for Apple’s lovers), But for them we say don’t expect to see it in the upcoming iPhone revision because the technology is still a ways out from reaching Apple products.

But what about developers: worry or not, I think they need not worry much about the updated GPUs messing with their applications, as the “Rouge” processors will be fully compatible with older GPU generations “ensuring a smooth migration path for developers upgrading applications optimized for Series5.”

Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading multimedia IP cores for graphics, video, and display processing, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP cores and multi-standard communications and connectivity processors. These silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform level IP and services, a strong array of software tools and drivers and extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets includemobile phone, handheld multimedia, home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and in-car electronics.Its licensees include many of the leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See:


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