The ARM team is just returning from two back-to-back weeks of fabulous graphics focused events that were held in California about 400 miles apart. The first one was SIGGRAPH in Anaheim, the land of the world famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse and the other one was Casual Connect in San Francisco.
While SIGGRAPH is focused on Advanced Graphics and is an excellent opportunity for ARM to showcase what's coming to the Graphics world in the future, Casual Connect is focused on Casual Gaming and provides an opportunity to network with Game Developers.
SIGGRAPH 2013, the world's premier conference on computer graphics, celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with a bang. Jem Davies has already captured some of our impressions of this year's event in his blog; below you will discover what the Mali Ecosystem team was getting up to during the week.
Samsung used this event to launch their new Exynos 5 Octa SoC that contains the Mali™-T628 MP6 and they demonstrated their updated platform exclusively at the ARM booth. ARM's Trina Watt blogged about the new applications that this SoC will bring to the market including new GPU Compute capabilities.
With Jaeuck Ahn, Marketing Manager, Samsung
Geomerics busy demonstrating their technology
The Mali tools (featuring the Mali Graphics Debugger and performance analysis with DS-5™) continue to gain a lot of attraction from developers thanks to their ease of use and ability to help developers in delivering optimized content and an awesome user experience.
Unity released Unity 4.2 during the same week as SIGGRAPH with advanced features and support for OpenGL® ES 3.0. Now the combination of Android™ 4.3 supporting OpenGL ES 3.0, Unity 4.2 and ARM Mali-T600 series GPUs provides limitless opportunities for developers to unleash their creativity.
Renaldas Zioma from Unity in conversation with Trina Watt, ARM
Looking forward to next year, SIGGRAPH 2014 will be a special one with increased emphasis on mobile and embedded technologies. In fact, the responsibility of SIGGRAPH 2014 lies with our very own Dave Shriener who is the conference chair whilst the mobile and embedded technology track will be lead by Jesse Barker, an engineer in ARM's Processor Division.
Casual Connect, held in San Francisco from July 30-Aug 1, attracted a lot of game engine developers, game developers, publishers and tons of companies looking to help developers monetize content. Amongst the leading companies present were Epic Games, Unity Technologies, Gamestick, Blackberry, Microsoft and many more.
The ARM team at Casual Connect
It was a fun event with tremendous opportunities to network and meet partners, educate on Mali technology and tools and wind down with late night parties.
With Sameer Baroova, Head of Games @ GameStick
There is no better moment than seeing the hard work behind the creation of demos that showcase the advanced capabilities of our GPU IP pay off flawlessly. Thanks to all our partners who help make our GPUs and CPUs shine, without whom these events would not be a success!
I look forward to seeing you at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia and at CasualConnect next year. Until then.. see you at another event coming near YOU soon.