Jon Peddie Blogs

Qualcomm’s powerful new HPU the S4

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 7th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Blogs, Engineering and Development,
Tags: gpu qualcomm snapdragon krait simd adreno hexagon dsp s4 processor


Initially leveraging a 28nm process from TSMC, Qualcomm has announced its Snapdragon S4 class of processors, of which the first member is the MSM8960 with an Adreno 225 GPU. The new 1.5 GHz processor (S4 will scale up to 2.5GHz) has Qualcomm’s micro-architectural design with four independent, proprietary ARM Cortex

Trends and Forecasts in Computer Graphics— power-efficient rendering

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 1st 2013 | Permalink
Categories: General Interest,
Tags: apple qualcomm opengl es tiling pixar computer graphics imagination technologies power management opensubdivision deferred rendering


This is the second in a series of observations about computer graphics (CG) trends, opportunities, and challenges.  (the first installment can be found at )   Introduction Today’s mobile processors are improving at an astonishing rate – and consequently delivering visually stunning

Focusing on the big picture

Posted by Kathleen Maher on November 21st 2013 | Permalink
Categories: General Interest,
Tags: amd nvidia intel qualcomm maher jpr computer vision


As the players jockey for position, they look for territory to claim When you’ve been all over the place, it gets kind of hard to concentrate. The fragmenting digital market is just a huge challenge for companies to keep up with, and as a result, small companies have