Imagination and Khronos Celebrate Graphics Innovation and Open API Standards with Joint Event

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 25, 2022


Imagination and Khronos Celebrate Graphics Innovation and Open API Standards with Joint Event

Imagination Technologies and the Khronos® Group are holding the Khronos and Imagination Seminar in Shanghai, a developer event highlighting the rapidly evolving software-hardware ecosystem and the opportunities for GPU technology, open-source standards, and open API interfaces across mobile gaming, automotive and cloud.  

The companies are joined by several partners including Innosilicon, Tencent, and Unity, with Imagination highlighting its market-first Level 4 Ray Tracing Levels System GPU solution during the sessions.

Neil Trevett, President, Khronos Group, says: "Imagination has been a promoter member and strong supporter of Khronos since 2003 and has played a significant role in evolving the Khronos family of APIs, including the Vulkan® specification and ecosystem of developer tools. The Khronos Group has always appreciated Imagination’s contributions and drive for innovation, especially in the domains of graphics, ray tracing and parallel computation.”

Wallace Pai, Chairman of China Group, Imagination, says: “Imagination has been a proud promoter member of the Khronos Group ever since its inception. We are delighted to contribute to the Vulkan community with our PowerVR SDK and Tools. When designing IP, we also focus on enabling developers with the means they need to maximise hardware. We’re proud to continue our relationship with the Khronos Group, and we look forward to offering programmers the ability to create unique technologies.” 

Imagination supports Vulkan 1.3 on all GPU platforms, not only improving the Khronos Group ecosystem but also supporting developers in the field as much as possible.

The PowerVR SDK has a wide range of Vulkan code examples with varying levels of abstraction. The well-documented examples include a range of tools available for those completely new to the Vulkan API who want to find out how to render a basic shape, right up to graphics techniques such as physically-based rendering (PBR) for more experienced graphics developers. 

Watch the Khronos and Imagination Seminar on-demand sessions and find out more about the PowerVR SDK.

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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