POWERVR SGX Powering Next-Generation Mobile Games
POWERVR to the People
40% of all mobile phones shipped by 2012 will have graphics acceleration. With a keen eye on the future, Imagination Technologies is already ahead of the competition with its POWERVR graphics technology.
POWERVR MBX is quickly becoming the standard for most mobile devices with advance 2D, 3D and vector graphics acceleration. Over 75 phone models currently use POWERVR MBX.
Despite the popularity of its current technology, Imagination Technologies is already close to completing the next generation of mobile graphical acceleration, the POWERVR SGX. The new technology will support OpenGL ES 2.0 in addition to increased performance over the POWERVR MBX.
Says Hossein Yassaie, CEO, Imagination Technologies: "POWERVR graphics is now being specified by name by both semiconductor companies and OEMs. Graphics is becoming an essential for mid-range as well as high-end phones. POWERVR MBX is shipping in volume now and will continue to dominate in mobile and consumer globally for several years to come. The new generation POWERVR SGX is already established as the industry's leading OpenGL ES 2.0 implementation - this will be the future, with the first ground breaking devices shipping later in 2008. There is no doubt that mobile graphics is developing at a serious pace and that pace is driven by POWERVR."
Over 20 next-generation phones will be supporting POWERVR SGX. We should see the first patch arrive later this year.