Kings Langley, UK Imagination Technologies, a system-on-chip intellectual property supplier, has joined the SH-Mobile Consortium founded by Renesas Technology. The aim of the group is to provide support for developers of hardware, software and handsets based on the SH-Mobile application processor for 2.5G and 3G mobile phones.
Imagination Technologies, through its PowerVR division, provides graphics, video and display IP components, which are being integrated into the next generation of mobile communications and in-car devices to provide enhanced features and usability.
Imagination Technologies has been working to combine the benefits of its PowerVR technology and the Renesas SH-Mobile processor.
John Metcalfe, vice-president of business development (PowerVR), said, “The members of the SH-Mobile Consortium include key players in the mobile market. Working together we have the opportunity to accelerate both the pace and ease of development of mobile devices.”
Ikuya Kawasaki, department manager of SOC Design Dept.6, SOC Div., MCU&SOC Business Unit at Renesas Technology, said, “It is important that leading IP providers in the industry such as Imagination Technologies, decide to join the SH-Mobile Consortium and support its focus and direction.”
Renesas Technology has signed-up over 70 companies to the Consortium which comprise a variety of mobile technology-related companies worldwide, including middleware and software providers.
Members will have access to information such as the latest SH-Mobile product data and road maps, as well as the Solution Engine application development board and other development tools and technical support. All of the companies that have signed-up so far have been pre-qualified to ensure that their offerings are compatible with the SH-Mobile application processor.
Other UK members include MadWaves, MPC-Data, Criterion Software, Tao Group, TTPCom and Intrinsyc Europe.