Imagination Technologies Group plc and Renesas Electronics Corp have signed a multiuse license agreement for IP from Imagination’s PowerVR Series6 ‘Rogue’ graphics family.
Renesas Mobile Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electroncis will initially deploy the technology in its cellular platforms for smartphones, tablets, and in-car infotainment, but the technology will also be used by Renesas Electronics in its SoC lineups for other consumer markets.
Toshihiro Hattori, Vice President of SoC Business Division, Renesas Mobile said, “Imagination Technologies is a long-standing IP partner of Renesas Mobile and Renesas Electronics for advanced graphics used in SoC products. The new PowerVR Series6 will enable us to provide attractive solutions for many markets and users. Needless to say that advanced graphics performance is a key factor in giving users a strong visual impression through intuitive User Interfaces, which are becoming increasingly important for smartphone and future IT system in cars.”
Under the terms of its licensing arrangements Imagination receives license fees and royalty revenues on shipment of chips incorporating Imagination’s IP.