The design is believed to be taped out and could be adopted by a future Samsung Exynos SoC. It's unknown whether Samsung plans to license the design to third parties.
To hit a new level of performance/watt, the architecture bundles multiple instructions into a group that can be executed in a single cycle. However, it does not use the sorts of VLIW techniques that have fallen out of fashion because they generate other processing overheads.Via: EE Times
The design is being led by Chien-Ping Lu, a graphics veteran who started his career at Nvidia designing an integrated graphics chip for PCs. Later, Mediatek hired him to design a mobile GPU. Peddie said the Mediatek design was competitive, but the company decided to continue to use licensed cores from Arm and Imagination Technologies.