ARM reveals the scale of success of its Mali Graphics processors technology, which is powering advanced graphics and user experiences across all types of smart devices from the workplace to the home. This growth is enabled by 75 licenses of the ARM® Mali GPU family of products across the smartphone, tablet and graphic-enabled Digital TV (DTV) markets. Mali GPUs bring a distinct balance of performance density with advanced graphics, plus first-to-market GPU compute support, to an exciting and diverse range of smart devices.
Mali GPUs can be found in more than 70% of graphics-enabled Digital TVs
Mali GPU features in over 50% of all Android™ tablets
Mali GPU is used in 20% of all Android smartphones
The global smartphone market expects to see 1.1 Billion units shipping in 2013*. As this market continues to grow, so does its breadth of devices. This ranges from $50 dollar smartphones to high-end devices priced over $650 that require high-performance, power-efficient graphics technology. By using Mali GPU technology, silicon vendors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can diversify and offer rich user experiences such as computational photography, facial detection and gaming with powerful near-real graphics experiences.
“We are incredibly pleased to see the success enjoyed by ARM partners that have chosen Mali GPUs,” said Pete Hutton, general manager, media processing division, ARM. “This impressive market growth has been achieved by only a quarter of the current Mali licensees. In 2013 we look forward to even more of our licensees, who have transitioned to Mali GPUs for improved performance and short development cycles, bringing new solutions to market and enjoying success.”
ARM has developed Mali GPUs to be integrated into the same system-on-chip designs as an ARM Cortex™ -A series processor. In 2012, over 95% of the Mali graphics processors shipped, did so alongside one of the ARM Cortex-A series processor from entry-level smartphones to mobile computers. ARM has built a vibrant ecosystem to enable a broad range of Operating Systems (OS) user interface and gaming partners to optimize their solutions for Mali to address the market. In 2013 the choices for consumers will expand even further. High-end Android-based devices are multiplying and more entry-level smartphones are becoming available, enabled in part by Firefox OS.