Ingenic Semiconductor and Vivante Expand GPU Technology Partnership for Next Generation Mobile Products

Partnership gives Ingenic leg up on mobile solutions in tablets and smartphones as it continues building its global ecosystem

Apr 24, 2012, 09:00 ET from Vivante Corporation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivante Corporation, a global leader in graphics and compute technologies for mobile, consumer and embedded applications, and Ingenic Semiconductor, a leading China-based SoC provider for consumer devices, today announced a license agreement update that includes higher performance Vivante GPU cores to power the next wave of Ingenic applications processors. Ingenic was the first company to successfully ship non-ARM based tablets and smartphones worldwide. They also shipped the market's first Android 4.0 (ICS) tablet, which was endorsed by Andy Rubin of Google. All those products were powered by Vivante GPUs.


Vivante graphics cores deliver an exciting and "butter smooth" user experience with state-of-the-art GPU architectures built for consumer entertainment. The GPU hardware and software stack supports the latest graphics APIs including OpenGL ES 2.0, ES "Next Gen", desktop OpenGL, Microsoft DirectX 11 and Google RenderScript. Designed for mobile power efficiency and unified shader performance, Vivante GPUs enable products to run faster, smaller and cooler.

"Our ongoing partnership with Vivante for their GC Core graphics technologies helps us bring the latest innovations and features to our XBurst product line. The technical and business leadership of our companies enabled us to successfully reach mass market production in tablets and smartphones. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration and continued success as we expand our footprint globally," said Qiang Liu, Chairman and CEO for Ingenic Semiconductor.

Vivante President and CEO Wei-Jin Dai says, "We are excited to continue our partnership with a high growth leader like Ingenic. They have shown the ability to execute and deliver exceptional products that catch the attention of the market and industry. The combination of Ingenic's innovative, low power MIPS32/64 XBurst CPU architecture and our market leading performance and low power graphics cores bring alive the latest multimedia, GPU accelerated browsing and 3D content." 

About Ingenic Semiconductor

Ingenic Semiconductor was founded in Beijing in 2005 to develop embedded processors and solutions optimized for high performance, low power consumption, silicon area efficiency and cost effectiveness. For mobile multimedia applications, Ingenic's XBurst CPU offers high operating frequency, high-performance multimedia processing, compact die size and low power consumption. Based on the XBurst CPU, the company's JZ47xx series multimedia processors are widely deployed in embedded devices and consumer electronic products including PMPs, educational electronic devices, Mobile TV, fingerprint identification, GPS, UMPC, baby monitors and more, with more than 30 million units shipped to-date. For more information, visit

About Vivante Corporation

Vivante, a leader in graphics and visualization technologies, provides the highest performance in the most area efficient designs with the lowest power characteristics across a range of Khronos Group API and Android conformant products based on the ultra-threaded ScalarMorphic architecture. The organization's focus on development and engineering excellence, and customer-focused dedication, has helped transform the company into a key technology provider used by the world's leading semiconductor companies. Vivante GPUs ship in customer silicon solutions across a wide range of consumer electronics and embedded platforms running the latest graphics, compute and multimedia applications. Vivante is a privately held company incorporated in California and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley. Global R&D centers span the U.S, Europe and China. For more information, visit

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