Graphics Processing Now available from Samsung and ARM

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced
semiconductor solutions, and ARM,
announced today at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, that Samsung
has adopted the ARM Mali graphics processor architecture for its
future graphics-enabled system-on-chip ICs as well as for
its ASIC and foundry business, in a long-term strategic
collaboration on graphics technology.

Samsung has vast experience in developing
cutting-edge complex SoCs based on ARM technology for various
markets including mobile, home and navigation applications. Mali
graphics technology addresses the need for advanced interactive
graphics across a wide range of products from automotive to home.

“We are happy to extend our ongoing partnership with ARM. The
close coupling of both the mobile computing and the graphics
processor technologies will provide optimized system performance
throughout our vast line-up of popular semiconductor solutions,”
said Chinhyun Kim, vice president, System LSI SOC Development,
Samsung Electronics. “The ARM Mali architecture will bring greater
opportunities to the mobile market segment especially as advanced
graphics solutions are expected to be in high demand for the
high-performance multimedia and visual experience.”

“The adoption
of the Mali graphics architecture by Samsung, a world leader in
advanced semiconductor solutions, builds on the broad
collaboration between Samsung and ARM and is a highly visible
demonstration of the growing momentum behind the Mali graphics processor
architecture,” said Lance Howarth, general manager and EVP, ARM
Media Processing Division. “Mali graphics processors deliver an
unparalleled level of pixel processing capability that will enable
Samsung to create devices that deliver compelling user interface
experiences, at high definition resolution.”

Samsung will
be introducing ARM Mali GPU-based semiconductor solutions for
mobile devices with high-end graphics features. Initial samples are
expected by the third quarter of this year.


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