Apple is developing its own GPU for iPhone and iPad
The British company Imagination Technologies for many years designed the graphics core processors for Apple gadgets. But today, the company announced that the company from Cupertino breaks up with her. The official report indicates, among other things, and the reason that Apple has decided to abandon the British designers services: it turns out, the electronics giant for some time, working to create its own GPU.
When Apple began to produce iPhone smartphones, they used ARM-based processors from Samsung, working together with the PowerVR graphics processor, created by Imagination Technologies engineers. Over time, Apple executives have realized that it is time to develop something of their own in order to gain independence from iron suppliers and cut costs. By acquiring the company, projecting microprocessors, Apple became more and more advanced in these matters. And today in the processor A10 Fusion, which runs the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, third-party developments was only GPU Imagination Technologies. The decision to refuse further cooperation with the British company is likely to have been inevitable. We all know how Tim Cook likes logistics and constantly tries to make sure that his company did not bear additional losses. However, for the Imagination Technologies rupture of relations with Apple it is a serious blow. It is difficult to imagine what the volume of orders is discussed. So you can imagine the implications of this announcement: the company's shares Imagination Technologies after the official declaration of the end of the relationship with Apple dropped in price by as much as 67% to 179, 75 to 88, 50 pounds.