Imagination Technologies CEO Ron Black conceded both his firm and Apple “probably didn’t do something correct,” when their relationship soured.
Apple Opens GPU Design Center Near Imagination Technologies Headquarters
Apple’s custom iPhone and iPad GPU plans now include offices near Imagination Technologies headquarters.
Imagination Technologies Attacks Apple's GPU Plans in Latest Earnings Report
The company claims that after using its graphics technologies for so many years, there’s no way that Apple could create its own GPUs without infringing on Imagination’s patents.
iPhone GPU Maker Imagination Technologies Puts Itself Up for Sale
Apple’s former mobile GPU partner Imagination Technologies has fallen on hard times and is putting itself up for sale.
Imagination Technologies Triggers Dispute Resolution Over Apple GPU Designs
It looks like Imagination Technologies and Apple haven’t found a way to kiss and make up because now they’ve entered into a formal dispute process. Imagination said on Thursday it started the process because it hasn’t been able to reach an agreement with Apple over licensing its tech for iPhone GPUs.
Watch Out, Imagination Technologies, Because Apple is Hiring More GPU Designers
Apple’s in-house GPU plans have the company on a hiring spree in London, which happens to be pretty close to where Imagination Technologies is based. That’s the company Apple partnered with for iPhone and iPad graphics processors before deciding to go it alone—and more than 20 employees have already left to join the Cupertino-based company.
Apple's Plan for In-house Mobile GPU Design Could Lead to Imagination Technologies Patent Fight
It’s no secret Apple likes using its own chips in products like the iPhone and iPad, and Imagination Technologies is learning that in a painful way. Apple currently uses Imagination’s GPU chips in its mobile devices, but that’s changing within two years when they move to in house designs—and that could lead to a patent fight.