Imagination Technologies opens legal dispute with Apple

Imagination Technologies opens legal dispute with Apple

Imagination Technologies opens legal dispute with Apple

 
Imagination Technologies has opened a new legal dispute with Apple after the company announced plans to ditch the UK-based GPU maker and create their own GPU technology.
 
This comes after Imagination Technologies failed to reach an out-of-court settlement with Apple. Imagination claims that Apple would be unable to create their own GPU technology within their planned 15-month to 2-year timeframe without stealing Imagination Technologies’ technology. Could Apple be able to create a better GPU than Imagination from the ground up in just two years? 

Right now, Apple provided Imagination Technologies with over half of their revenue, with Apple’s recent announcement to ditch the company causing their share prices to drop by over 70% within 24-hours.   

Imagination wishes to change their agreement with Apple to create new licensing and royalty contracts with Apple, though so far there has been no success in this regard. 

 

Imagination Technologies opens legal dispute with Apple

 

At this time it is unknown what Apple’s plans are, with many expecting Apple to create their own GPU technology from the ground up while others expect them to license GPU technology from a different 3rd party.

Imagination Technologies has made it clear that they will do everything in their power to protect their own IP, which certainly restricts Apple’s options when creating their own GPU technology.  

 

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