The British manufacturer of graphics processors Imagination Technologies, which are built into the iPhone and iPad, said that Apple will no longer license its technology. In a statement the company said that Apple will “work on a separate, independent graphics processor to control its products and no longer relies on Imagination Technologies.”

This is a big blow for the British company, whose revenues from Apple accounted for half of its revenue. However, the separation is not immediate because the deadline to stop the use of GPUs the company is within 15 to 24 months from now.

Apple currently holds more than 8% stake in Imagination Technologies, and by a year ago Apple has discussions with the board of Imagination to acquire them, but then they refused.

Imagination Technologies says that will be extremely challenging to be created a new GPU architecture from scratch, without violating patent rights. Whether Apple will be able to cope with the production of its graphics chips to be seen, but the company takes a big risk if it fails to overtake the competition with something revolutionary.

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