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Imagination Technologies ltd

Multimedia, processor and communication IP company


Imagination Technologies is an IP company in multimedia, processor and communication technologies, creating and licensing processor solutions for graphics, video and vision processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform V.VoIP and VoLTE. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on chip (SoC) are complemented by a portfolio of software drivers, developer tools and ecosystems.

Imagination was established in 1985 in Britain.

In October 2017, the MIPS business unit was sold to venture firm Tallwood Venture Capital for for $65 million in cash. (MIPS was later sold to Wave Computing in 2018.)

In November 2017, Imagination was acquired by private equity firm Canyon Bridge for about 550 million pounds (~$744 million).


  • HQ: Kings Langley, UK
  • Known for: IP
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  • Type: Company