Dickinson, who has more than 20 years of management experience in semiconductors and IP, was vice president and general manager of ARM’s Media Processing Group, where he was responsible for graphics, video, and display products, as well as gaming middleware.
He was previously with Altera for 15 years in a number of managerial roles, most recently leading product planning and strategic marketing for their communication products and IP.
Andrew Heath, CEO, Imagination says:
“As we enter 2017, Imagination is focused and energized to drive the company to an even stronger position in the industry. We refocused Imagination in 2016 on our core businesses of PowerVR, MIPS and Ensigma, around our leading technologies in graphics and multimedia, CPUs and wireless communication. We are investing in all three businesses to deliver differentiated solutions to customers for their SoCs. PowerVR, with its proven history of leadership in graphics and multimedia as well as innovation in vision technology, is key to our success. That’s why we’ve brought Mark on board. We believe he is the right person to steer this new phase of growth and innovation for PowerVR.”
Dickinson holds a PhD in electronics from Birmingham University and a M.A. in physics from Oxford University.He holds a PhD in electronics from Birmingham University and a M.A. in physics from Oxford University.
According to Dickinson, he sees this as an exciting time for both the company and the PowerVR team.
“We’re seeing unprecedented uptake of our XE series of cores for cost sensitive applications, and we’ll be rolling out a number of compelling new GPUs this month. I expect PowerVR to continue to grow in traditionally strong areas such as mobile devices, tablets, TVs, set-top boxes and automotive, and I see exciting new opportunities in emerging applications including Advanced Driver Assisted Systems (ADAS), AR/VR and machine learning,” said Dickinson.