16th May 2011

Renesas Electronics licenses further high-performance graphics processor cores from Imagination Technologies


Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG; “Imagination”), a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property (“SoC IP”), has signed further multi-use licence and extension agreements with Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premiere supplier of advanced semiconductors, for graphics technologies from Imagination’s POWERVR SGX Series5XT IP core family.

Renesas Electronics will deploy these technologies in future system-on-chip (SoC) designs for the mobile, consumer and automotive markets.

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
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.

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

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