28th February 2013

Imagination Technologies’ graphics and CPU IP families are finalists in the 2013 EE Times-China ACE Awards

PowerVR Series6 GPUs and MIPS CPUs both nominated


London, UK – 28th February 2013 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L), a leading multimedia,
processor, communications and cloud technologies company, announces that two key technologies in its IP portfolio are
finalists in the EE
Times-China Annual
Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards
. Imagination’s
groundbreaking PowerVR Series6 ‘Rogue’
graphics processing technology is nominated for the ‘Most Promising New Technology of the
Year,’ and the company’s MIPS® Aptiv™ microprocessor core family is a finalist for
the Processor/ DSP/ FPGA product award.

The EE Times-China ACE Awards
recognize a single ‘Most Promising New Technology of the Year,’ as well as top
products in 12 processor and technology categories. Hundreds of entries were
considered from semiconductor and test companies doing business in mainland
China. Criteria include: significant competitive design/technical benefits,
new/innovative technology, the ability to provide significant savings in development
time, cost, space and/or power dissipation; and the likelihood that the product
will have significant impact in mainland China. Finalists were selected by a panel
of senior industry analysts from EE
Times-China,
and winners will be determined through public online voting. Favorites will be named
on 1st March, 2013 during the IIC-China Conference & Exhibition
in Shenzhen, China.

Says Tony King-Smith, EVP
marketing, Imagination: “EE
Times-China is an
influential publication in China, and we are delighted that two of our key IP
product lines are among the finalists for its coveted annual awards. Across our
broad SoC IP portfolio, which also includes advanced connectivity, video, and
cloud IP, we are seeing fast-growing adoption in China. Companies increasingly
select Imagination’s IP solutions because of their industry-leading
performance, low power consumption and advanced features that can be used to
quickly create differentiated products in a highly competitive market.”

About PowerVR Series6 GPU
Cores

PowerVR graphics technologies are the de facto standard for mobile and embedded
graphics. World-leading companies license PowerVR to power iconic products that
deliver the best in smartphone, tablet, DTV and game console experiences, with
the most advanced user interfaces and highest performance gaming.

Based on a scalable number
of compute clusters, the PowerVR Series6 architecture addresses the
requirements of a growing range of demanding applications, scaling to the
highest performance mobile and embedded graphics. Members of the Series6 family
are designed to support the features of the latest graphics APIs, including OpenGL
ES 3.0 and DirectX9/10/11. Series6 cores deliver a significant portfolio of advanced
technologies and features that combine to produce a highly latency tolerant
architecture that consumes the lowest memory bandwidth in the industry, while
delivering the optimal performance per mm2 or per mW, depending on
configuration. Leveraging arrays of programmable computing elements, PowerVR Series6
GPU cores also deliver class-leading ‘GPU compute’ power efficiency, supporting
all popular and emerging GPU compute APIs, while minimizing power and bandwidth
demands. PowerVR Series6 cores have been licensed to many leading silicon
vendors, with multiple lead partners already shipping.

About MIPS Aptiv CPU Cores
The award-winning MIPS Aptiv generation of microprocessor cores, including the
proAptiv™, interAptiv™ and microAptiv™ families, offer three distinct
performance levels for home entertainment, mobile, networking and embedded
applications. With leading high-end CPU performance/power efficiency, proAptiv
is ideal for connected consumer electronics devices. It achieves the top
published CoreMark/MHz score for licensable IP cores, offering elite
performance in considerably smaller area than the competition. Multi-threaded
interAptiv is ideal for applications with tight power and cost constraints,
delivering leading performance efficiency in its class. Highly-efficient microAptiv
achieves the highest CoreMark/MHz score among microcontroller (MCU) class cores
and adds DSP acceleration and security for cost-sensitive MCU/embedded designs.
Aptiv cores are licensed by several companies for next-generation products.

About Imagination Technologies Imagination
Technologies – a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies –
creates and licenses market-leading processor solutions for graphics, video,
and display, embedded processing, multi-standard communications and
connectivity, and cross-platform V.VoIP & VoLTE. These silicon and software
intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented
by an extensive portfolio of software drivers, developer tools and extensive
market and technology-focused ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone
and multimedia, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car
electronics, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors and
controllers. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading
semiconductor, network operator and electronics OEM/ODM companies. Corporate
headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices
worldwide. See www.imgtec.com.


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