Onkyo, Imagination Technologies and Pure have announced a strategic collaboration in connected audio technologies.
This multi-faceted agreement will draw upon Imagination’s breadth of processor, connectivity, cloud and audio technologies to complement Onkyo’s market leading audio expertise, premium brand and geographic reach. These will be brought together to enable Onkyo to deliver industry-leading connected audio capabilities across its product range, strengthening its leadership in the high quality audio market.
As part of this co-operation Onkyo will also be working with key silicon and ecosystem partners of Imagination, to develop new products featuring advanced connected audio and supportive services. This co-operation will take advantage of Imagination’s Flow cloud connectivity technology platform, which is fully optimised for Imagination’s Meta processor and Ensigma communications technologies. Onkyo will be able to integrate the most advanced cloud-connected solutions, including streaming radio and audio content, advanced music services and a growing number of other offerings from Imagination’s Flow ecosystem partners, to deliver the future generations of cloud- connected user experiences.
Through this multi-facetted partnership Onkyo will also work with Imagination’s Pure division to develop new products and will also distribute and market Pure’s leading-edge consumer audio products and cloud-based music offering in selected markets, with Japan as the initial region.
Imagination develops and licenses advanced technologies powering today’s multimedia-rich and mobile world.
Flow is a portfolio of cloud connectivity technologies that enable consumer, industrial and embedded products powering the Internet of Things to be fully cloud-connected. Flow enables product designers to easily create their own cloud-based solutions totally optimised for their end applications, while the growing ecosystem of Flow offerings and content partners enables OEMs and ODMs to provide a rich set of cloud-based solutions that complement their own core product capabilities.
Meta CPU technology is a comprehensive range of general purpose 32-bit processors ideally suited for a wide range of consumer and embedded applications. Its unique hardware multi-threading and DSP capabilities enable Meta processors to power the most advanced products.
Ensigma communications technology is a unique multi-standard, on-chip radio processor (RPU) that provides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other connectivity standards. The same Ensigma RPU can also enable products to receive any broadcast TV or radio signal world-wide, configured only by software.
Imagination’s MetaFlow Connected Processor platforms combine Meta, Ensigma and Flow technologies to offer a complete technology platform, enabling chip designers to create the most compelling consumer, industrial, and embedded products. A growing number of Imagination’s silicon partners are offering MetaFlow-based products, which are already used by Pure and many other OEMs and ODMs to create some of the most innovative cloud-connected consumer products available today.