Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

Apple reunites with iPhone graphics chip partner to license technology

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/2/21046476/apple-imagination-technologies-graphics-processor-chipmaker-licensing

Apple reunites with iPhone graphics chip partner to license technology
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple will once again license technology from Imagination Technologies, the chip designer that used to provide graphics processors for the iPhone and iPad, the UK-based company announced today. In a short statement posted on its website, Imagination said that it had entered into a multiyear license agreement with Apple, under which the Cupertino, California-based firm will have access to “a wider range of Imagination’s intellectual property in exchange for license fees.”

Apple announced its split from Imagination back in April 2017 when it said that it would start designing its own graphics chips, and it would stop licensing the company’s technology within two years. After the split was announced, Imagination expressed skepticism that…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/2/21046476/apple-imagination-technologies-graphics-processor-chipmaker-licensing

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