Sony licenses more PowerVR SGX Series5XT graphics chips from Imagination Technologies

Posted By | On 11th, Sep. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Imagination Technologies have released a press release where they have announced that Sony will be deploying their System-on-Chip Intellectual Property in their products targetted for consumer markets.

What is unclear is which products will use these new graphic chips. It will be interesting to see if this lands up on the PlayStation Vita.

Anyways check out the full press release and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG; “Imagination”), a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property (“SoC IP”), has signed a further license agreement with Sony Corporation, (“Sony”), a leading consumer electronics company, for IP cores from Imagination’s PowerVR SGX Series5XT graphics family.

Sony will deploy Imagination’s technologies in SoCs targeting consumer markets.

Under the terms of the licence agreement Imagination receives licence fees and royalty revenues based on shipments of semiconductor products incorporating Imagination’s IP.

About 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 include mobile 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.

Source: Press Release

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  • m

    Sounds like a Vita thing.

    • Kartik Mudgal

      Vita already has it. The Tablets maybe?

  • Hmm..interesting…probably for the vita…but could this also be something for the xperia phones?

    • Ken

      No. You don’t sign a license one day and go back in time and design the SoC into a product ! Sony already had the IP for Vita.

      This is for future SoC’s – expect to see it in TV’s, BluRay players, phones, etc which will be Vita software compatible and won’t be using this IP for at least a other 9-18 months.

      They already (almost certainly) have a Series 6 IP license from Imagination Technologies which will probably be in future console, tablet or laptop chips.

  • Wow, this is great news. I remember back in the day the power struggle between 3dfx and power vr in the pc market. I had no idea they were still alive and kicking. It’s sure to be a monster of a console, superior to Sony’s custom gpu’s which are a nightmare to program for.

  • Musser64

    Awesome, powerful.


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