British microprocessor manufacturer Imagination Technologies, owned by the Chinese Canyon Bridge fund, has reached a new “multi-year” licensing agreement whereby Apple will have access to the company’s intellectual property, which had been set aside as a supplier in 2017.
“Imagination Technologies has replaced the multi-year and multi-purpose license agreement with Apple, first announced on February 6, 2014, with a new multi-year license agreement under which Apple has access to a wider range of intellectual property of Imagination, ”announced the UK company.
In 2017, Cupertino’s firm dispensed with Imagination’s graphic processors in its new devices in order to have greater control over its products and reduce its dependence on the British manufacturer.
Apple was then one of the main clients of the British firm, since both the iPhone, iPad and iPod, as well as televisions and watches manufactured by the Californian company, used Imagination graphics processors, which caused the sinking of the shares of the British firm, which would end up being acquired in 2017 for 550 million pounds (648 million euros) by the Chinese Canyon Bridge fund.
According to a new publication the DigiTimes medium, throughout 2020 we could see not one, but two new iPhone SE models to reach the market. With a first model of 4.7 inches of screen and one of 5.5 ″ or 6.1 ″ later, Apple could resurrect this popular range that has been undergoing no renewal since 2017.
The publication known for its sources in Taiwan’s production chains, stating that, in total, Apple could launch 6 new models throughout the year; two with LCD panels and four with OLED screens. Regarding the iPhone SE 2, the following is expressed: “The latest news from the supply chain is that Apple is likely to add another LCD-based model to its iPhone line by 2020. This new member will be an improved version of the widely speculated iPhone SE 2 with 5.5 or 6.1 inches of LCD screen and available in late 2020 or early 2021 ”, sources said.