11th January 2001

MStar licenses Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR graphics IP technologies


Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG; "Imagination"), a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property ("SoC IP"), has signed a multi-use license agreement with MStar Semiconductor, Inc. (MStar), a worldwide leader in Digital TV chip sales, for IP from Imagination’s PowerVR SGX Series5XT graphics family.

MStar will deploy Imagination’s technologies in SoCs targeting consumer markets.

Under the terms of its licensing arrangements Imagination receives license fees and royalty revenues on shipment of chips incorporating Imagination’s IP.

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.

Enquiries:
Imagination Technologies Group plc
Hossein Yassaie, CEO
Richard Smith, CFO
Tel: 01923 260 511

College Hill
Adrian Duffield/Kay Larsen
Tel: 020 7457 2020


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