4th May 2010

Renesas Electronics licenses a high-performance multi-processor graphics processor core from Imagination Technologies


Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG; “”Imagination””), a leading multimedia and communications chip technologies company, reports that it has signed a multi-use license agreement with Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723; “”Renesas””), a premiere supplier of advanced semiconductors, for a multi-processor core from Imagination’s new POWERVR SGX Series5XT IP core family.

Renesas will deploy the technology in future system-on-chip (SoC) designs for the mobile market.

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

About POWERVR Series5XT
Members of the POWERVR SGX Series5XT Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) IP core family feature significant performance enhancements over the already highly successful SGX Series5 architecture. All Series5XT SGX cores are based on a second-generation Universal Scalable Shader Engine (USSE2) that delivers significantly higher  processing throughput than the earlier Series5 USSE shader engine, as well as other architectural extensions enabling low-power and high-performance for 2D, 3D and general purpose (GP-GPU) processing in either single core or scalable multi-processor (MP) solutions.

About Imagination Technologies – www.imgtec.com.
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and communication silicon 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 a strong array of software tools and drivers as well as 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 leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies.

Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide.

ENQUIRIES:
Imagination Technologies Group plc
Hossein Yassaie, CEO
Trevor Selby, CFO
Tel: 01923 260 511

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Adrian Duffield/Carl Franklin
Tel: 020 7457 2020


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