AMD and Samsung Electronics have announced a partnership in high-performance ultra-low-power mobile graphics based on AMD Radeon technology. As part of the cooperation, Samsung will focus on producing productive graphics solutions for mobile devices, including smartphones.
According to a South Korean vendor press release, AMD will provide Samsung with a license to order ready-made solutions based on the newly announced RDNA graphics architecture for use in mobile devices, including smartphones and other company products. Judging by the published provisions of the cooperation agreement, Samsung intends to license AMD's graphic IP cores and use them as part of Exynos chipsets.
“As we prepare for breakthrough changes in technology and open up new opportunities, our partnership with AMD will allow us to bring to the market innovative graphics products and solutions for future mobile applications. We look forward to working with AMD to accelerate innovation in mobile graphics technology, which will help raise future mobile computing to a new level, ”said Inyup Kang, President of System LSI, Samsung Electronics.
Details of the partner program and the list of expected models of smartphones with AMD graphics accelerators have not been announced. Previously, Imageon's graphics business, owned by AMD, was acquired by Qualcomm – the result was the appearance of the Adreno GPU line (Radeon anagram).