By Sam Reynolds, VR-Zone
January 28, 2014
MIPS presents a game changing threat to the CPU side of the mobile SoC world, but nobody wants to address it.
When asked at CES about the up-and-coming MIPS-powered Warrior CPU mobile platform due out later this year, Johan Lodenius, Chief Marketing Officer of MediaTek said something bizarre: “Imagination is a big partner of ours. We use MIPS processors in some of the WiFi products we offer. We use graphics processors from from Imagination.”
Lodenius isn’t wrong; on the surface that’s a fair breakdown of the relationship between the two companies. MIPS has been used in dozens of different devices in some form for years and Imagination’s PowerVR platform is a widely used GPU core. It would be easier to list the companies that use PowerVR in their products than the ones that don’t
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