11th January 2001

Imagination acknowledges assistance of Yorkshire Forward for Research Initiative


Imagination acknowledges assistance of
Yorkshire Forward for Research Initiative

London, UK, Dec 6th 2010, Imagination
Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, has
successfully completed the first phase of research into advanced System on Chip
(SoC) software and systems design made possible by a funding grant from
Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency for Yorkshire and Humber,
and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. The
grant was provided to increase research and development, supporting the
development of a single integrated applications processor and increasing the
company’s offer in the mobile products market.

Simon Hill, Executive Director of Business
at Yorkshire Forward comments: “We are delighted that Imagination is already able
to demonstrate the first fruits of this project thanks to our support.. Grants
such as these ultimately promote the world-class innovation in Yorkshire and
Humber businesses and supports our work in securing industrial excellence in
the region.”

One key result of this first phase of research was the
completion of a study into how best to map the Android™ operating system from
Google onto the META processor’s unique architecture. Imagination expects that
the research project supported by Yorkshire Forward will result in further
innovations as the work progresses, not only in terms of Operating Systems and
application platforms, but also methodologies to achieve high performance SoC
solutions based on Imagination’s innovative META multi-threaded processor.

Jim Whittaker, VP Processor IP, Imagination
says: “We are delighted with the support for research offered by Yorkshire
Forward which complements the significant investment Imagination has making for
many years in our processor technology. Our research team in Leeds is
developing new technologies that are being positively received by product
development teams across all parts of Imagination’s engineering community. As a
result of Yorkshire Forward’s support, we look forward to continue growing the capability
and scope of activities of our Leeds-based research team.”

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination
Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and
communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading processor
cores for graphics, video, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP and
multi-standard communications applications. 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 includemobile 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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