Apple's ongoing use of ImgTec PowerVR GPU IP

Discussion in 'Mobile Graphics Architectures and IP' started by tangey, Apr 3, 2017.

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  1. Nebuchadnezzar

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    Or if you're pragmatic you could say that they saw that there was no market for high-end IP and that's why they didn't invest in it.
     
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    Not another chicken/egg dilemma LOL. Theoretically there could have been benefits in markets such as the automotive and/or low end laptop f.e.
     
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    They bought two companies with shipping designs and they are a huge customers of both Intel and Arm, which gives them some leeway they lack for GPUs.
     
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    On a pure hypothetical basis if Apple managed to pay (besides licensing fees) either ridiculously low or no royalties at all, it sounds like a win for Apple with IMG being either way at loss here.
     
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