IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES' POWERVR MBX ENABLES OPENGL ES FOR LINUX
London, UK, 17 November 2004: Imagination Technologies - a leader in
system-on-chip intellectual property - announces that PowerVR MBX, the de
facto standard for next generation mobile and embedded graphics, now enables
OpenGL ES for Linux operating systems.
PowerVR MBX is ready to enable a content revolution in mobile gaming and has
already been licensed to leading semiconductor manufacturers utilising ARM
processor technology including Intel, Philips, Samsung, Sunplus and Texas
Said John Metcalfe, VP Business Development, PowerVR: "Linux is clearly
going to be a significant operating system for embedded devices and we are
pleased to enable OpenGL ES support for Linux with PowerVR. PowerVR MBX
enables advanced graphics features previously found exclusively in the
desktop space - such as vertex skinning and spherical harmonics - on mobile
devices running Linux."
OpenGL ES for Linux is available now for PowerVR MBX enabled Renesas SH
processors, Texas Instruments' OMAP 2410 and 2420 and Intel 2700G.
PowerVR MBX has an industry leading feature set for mobile graphics
including skinning, FSAA, internal 32-bit precision, T&L, Dot3 per pixel
lighting, curved surface support and texture compression.
PowerVR MBX enables the migration of complex 3D/2D graphics and video
content to mobile platforms. MBX has all the inherent benefits of the
PowerVR architecture, including low memory bandwidth, exceptional
performance, market leading image quality and low power demands.
OpenGL ES is a royalty-free open standard for advanced 2D and 3D graphics in
embedded systems including mobile and handheld devices.
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc - a leader in SoC IP - develops, licenses
and supplies market-leading graphics/video cores, real-time multi-threaded
DSP/RISC processors and communication and broadcast technologies for the
consumer entertainment and PC markets. It supplies both licensable IP
(Intellectual Property) and related advanced development tools to leading
semiconductor and consumer electronics companies worldwide. Imagination
Technologies Group plc has its corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom
and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE:IMG). See:
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