Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people throughout the world. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key multimedia, communications and general purpose processors needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer, automotive, enterprise, infrastructure, IoT and embedded electronics. These are complemented by its unique software and cloud IP and system solution focus, enabling its licensees and partners get to market quickly by creating and leveraging highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic and disruptive products.
The group has a highly skilled workforce of over 1,700 people, of which over 80% are qualified design engineers. Our UK headquarters are near London. We keep close to our customers and partners worldwide, with R&D, support and sales offices around the world.
Our technology division creates unique, patented semiconductor IP (Intellectual Property) cores for multimedia, processor and connectivity/communications applications across a wide range of established and emerging markets including mobile, consumer, automotive, enterprise, infrastructure, IoT and embedded electronics.
Our business model is based on IP licensing with up-front license and design services fees, as well as per-unit royalties. Additionally, we offer a wide range of services including tools, support, customization and full SoC design.
Our technology division produces four key IP families: PowerVR for graphics, video and vision; MIPS for CPU processors; Ensigma for connectivity and communications; and FlowCloud for cloud device applications. This IP is extremely flexible and customizable, enabling us to address many markets. By integrating one or more of our technologies in their SoCs, our customers can create semiconductor solutions for a world of products that transform and drive markets.
Our Pure division creates award-winning consumer products and acts as a vital pathfinder for our technologies’ capabilities. Complementing our Technology division, Pure integrates and promotes our technology in highly focused markets such as those for digital radio and multi room wireless audio. It also stimulates specific new market areas using Imagination’s technology to drive progress. Pure ensures that we continue to create IP with profound market relevance by helping our Technology division understand both emerging trends and the integration issues that will be faced by our partners’ customers. As a potential lead customer for SoCs designed by our IP licensing partners, Pure is also a unique and compelling tool for market innovation by our licensees.