Graphics Pipeline and Rendering Technologies

High framerates, smooth animations, and quality display are key to user interaction. Igalia has years of experience building and optimizing many different parts of the graphics stack.

Companies developing software for mobile, embedded or desktop environments often find the graphics and rendering software stack to be one of their greatest challenges. The most successful devices and software platforms have optimized, frictionless user experience, including fast rendering and fluid touch interfaces.

At Igalia we have been creating high performance user interfaces and middleware for the past decade. Along the way, we've built accelerated compositors, eliminated hardware bottlenecks, optimized rendering of web browsers, and perfected font display.

Open source work is a part of our company culture, so we are long time contributors to and integrators of toolkits and APIs like Mesa, OpenGL, GTK+, EFL, Qt, Clutter/Cogl and Wayland. Some of our work includes:

  • Implementation of new standards such as WebGL and WebAudio, multimedia acceleration and GStreamer integration in WebKit
  • Maintenance of GStreamer support in WebKit
  • Accelerated large drop-shadows in web engines
  • Building cross-process graphics architectures and compositors for projects like WebKit2

We can help you ensure that your users have a compelling experience powered by an optimized graphics software stack.



  • OpenGL
  • WebGL
  • Mesa
  • Wayland
  • Cairo
  • HTML acceleration
  • Harfbuzz
  • Graphical toolkits
  • Graphical libraries
  • Accelerated Rendering
  • Accelerated Compositing

Featured Media

Bringing GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 to Intel GPUs (XDC 2016)
NIR on the Mesa i965 backend (FOSDEM 2016)
GPU driver development
How to test OpenGL drivers using Free Software (FOSDEM 2015)
WebKitGTK+ Wayland: WebKit2 and Accelerated Compositing
WebKitGTK+: WebGL & Accelerated Compositing
Epiphany on Wayland: WebGL and CSS3D
OpenGL drivers using Free Software at FOSDEM 2015
WebGL game in Epiphany with WebKit2
WebGL game in Epiphany with WebKit2


Carlos García Campos 22/03/2016

WebKitGTK+ 2.12

We did it again, the Igalia WebKit team is pleased to announce a new stable release of WebKitGTK+, with a bunch of bugs fixed, some new API bits and many other improvements. I’m going to talk here about some of the most important changes, but as...

Samuel Iglesias 25/09/2015

ARB_program_interface_query and shader_runner

Lately I have worked on ARB_shader_storage_buffer_object  extension implementation on Mesa, along with Iago (who has already explained how we implement it). One of the features we implemented was adding support for buffer variables to the queries defined...

Alejandro Piñeiro 18/09/2015

Optimizing shader assembly instruction on Mesa using shader-db (II)

On my previous post I mentioned that I have been working on optimizing the shader instruction count for specific shaders guided by shader-db, and showed one specific example. In this post I will show another one, slightly more complex on the triaging and...

Iago Toral 08/07/2015

Implementing ARB_shader_storage_buffer

In my previous post I introduced ARB_shader_storage_buffer, an OpenGL 4.3 feature that is coming soon to Mesa and the Intel i965 driver. While that post focused on explaining the features introduced by the extension, in this post I’ll dive into some...

Samuel Iglesias 12/06/2015

piglit (V): how to contribute to piglit and table of contents

Last post and the one before were about how to create your own piglit tests. Previously, I have written an introduction to piglit and how to launch a tailored piglit run (more details about these last two topics in my FOSDEM 2015 talk). Now it’s...


tests/cache_test: allow crossing mount points

When using an overlayfs system (like a Docker container), rmrf_local() fails because part of the files to be removed are in different mount points (layouts). And thus cache-test fails. Letting crossing mount points is not a big problem, specially...

Juan A. Suárez28/03/2017

vulkan/wsi: include builddir for generated headers

wayland-drm-client-protocol.h is generated in builddir, so when builddir != srcdir the header is not found, and compilation of wsi_common_wayland.c will fail. Reviewed-by: Emil Velikov

Juan A. Suárez13/03/2017

anv/pipeline: set ThreadDispatchEnable conditionally

Set 3DSTATE_WM/ThreadDispatchEnable bit on/off based on the same conditions as used in the GL version. Signed-off-by: Juan A. Suarez Romero Reviewed-by: Kenneth Graunke

Juan A. Suárez03/02/2017

Test multiple inout parameters with arrays of arrays

v2: Include component 'w' in the check (Eduardo Lima) Reviewed-by: Eduardo Lima Mitev

Juan A. Suárez20/01/2017

Test multiple inout parameters with indirect array indexing

v2: Include component 'w' in the check (Eduardo Lima) Reviewed-by: Eduardo Lima Mitev

Juan A. Suárez20/01/2017