ARM and Samsung have expanded their IP partnership by Samsung's licensing covering ARM Mali graphics processing units (GPUs) including the Mali-T820/830/860, the recently announced Mali-T880 and all future Mali GPUs. Samsung is already utilizing ARM Mali technology in SoCs powering an impressive range of leading consumer products.
"The visual quality is a critical part of high-end mobile devices. The highly scalable and energy-efficient ARM Mali family gives us the flexibility we need to address a broad range of devices," said Jae Cheol Son, senior vice president, processor development team, Samsung Electronics.
ARM said Mali GPU family is now the most popular licensable GPU IP in the world with ARM's silicon partners shipping in excess of 550 million Mali-enabled SoCs in 2014.
"Hundreds of millions of consumers have benefited from the longstanding collaboration between Samsung and ARM," said Mark Dickinson, general manager, media processing group, ARM. "ARM's leadership in graphics, coupled with this long-term agreement, will enable Samsung to deliver rich and exciting user experiences to consumers on any device."