May 23, 2013
May 23 -- ARM announced that LG Electronics has licensed the next generation of ARM Cortex-A50 series of central processing unit (CPU) solutions and the next generation of ARM Mali graphics processing units (GPUs). This agreement means that LG Electronics will have access to ARM’s highest-performing CPU and GPU solutions to create market-leading technology.
“The capabilities of next-generation Cortex CPUs and Mali GPUs in concert will make innovative features, at market-leading levels of energy efficiency, a reality.”
This agreement builds on an already strong relationship between LG Electronics and ARM, as LG Electronics has previously used both Cortex processors and Mali GPUs in its system-on-chip (SoC) technology. This new agreement will enable LG Electronics to offer a wider range of high-performance SoCs. Launched in October, the Cortex-A50 family bridges the performance requirements of next-generation 32-bit and 64-bit applications. The next generation of the Mali GPUs licensed by LG Electronics will extend the performance capabilities beyond that offered by the Mali-T678 GPU, taking graphics and GPU computing to new levels.
“The close interaction between the CPU and GPU becomes increasingly important as solutions transition between the 32-bit and 64-bit world,” said Bo-ik Sohn, senior vice president, LG Electronics. “Being able to implement Full Profile GPU Compute in conjunction with ARM big.LITTLE™ processing configurations will be a key driver to the overall performance and capabilities of our devices.”
“Licensing the highest-performing IP from ARM for both CPU and GPU enables LG Electronics to expand the possibilities for end devices,” said Pete Hutton, executive vice president & general manager, Media Processing Division, ARM. “The capabilities of next-generation Cortex CPUs and Mali GPUs in concert will make innovative features, at market-leading levels of energy efficiency, a reality.”
ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.
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