12th May 2011

Fujitsu Licenses Imagination Graphics and Multimedia IP Cores

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe will be one of the first groups to take advantage of the extended partnership in products targeting the automotive sector


Imagination Technologies Group plc a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property (SoC IP) has signed a strategic license agreement with Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited for Imagination’s POWERVR SGX graphics and POWERVR video technologies.

The agreement provides Fujitsu with access to a range of Imagination’s technologies targeting the consumer and embedded electronics space. Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe will be one of the first groups to take advantage of the extended partnership in products targeting the automotive market.

Tony King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination says: “We are delighted that our relationship with Fujitsu has extended in terms of using additional IP cores and targeting new markets. This new agreement will help Imagination and Fujitsu to deliver outstanding POWERVR graphics technologies that will enable innovation initially in the car market and followed by other markets in the future.”

Markus Mierse, Director Graphic Competence Center, Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe, says: “Using POWERVR, Fujitsu will deliver the pinnacle of performance and efficiency for in-car systems, meeting the challenges of navigation, user interface, dashboard display and entertainment. We will deliver both superior graphics capabilities and low power consumption to developers of graphically-rich automotive devices and sophisticated applications.”

About Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe is a major supplier of semiconductor products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to the automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers, graphics controllers, mixed-signal, wireless, multimedia ICs, ASIC products and software development, work closely with Fujitsu Semiconductor’s marketing and sales teams throughout EMEA to help satisfy customers’ systems development requirements. This solutions approach is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP, building blocks and software.

For more information, please visit the company’s website at:
http://emea.fujitsu.com/semiconductor

All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading multimedia IP cores for graphics, video, and display processing, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP cores and multi-standard communications and connectivity processors. These silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform level IP and services, a strong array of software tools and drivers and extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, handheld multimedia, home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and in-car electronics. Its licensees include many of the leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.

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David Harold
Director of PR
Imagination Technologies
david.harold@imgtec.com
tel: +44(0)1923 260 511


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