11th January 2001

SiS licenses communications and graphics processor cores from Imagination Technologies


Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG; “”Imagination””), a leading multimedia and communications chip technologies company, has signed a license agreement with Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (TSE:2363; “”SiS””), a developer of leading-edge devices for the PC, communications and consumer multimedia embedded systems markets, for cores from Imagination’s ENSIGMA UCC and POWERVR SGX families.

ENSIGMA UCC is an advanced multi-standard communications processor technology for demodulation and connectivity. POWERVR SGX is the leading graphics acceleration technology for mobile and embedded devices.

SiS will deploy the technologies in its future semiconductor devices.

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

About Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) – www.sis.com
Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), founded in 1987, is a worldwide leader in the development of leading-edge core logic chipsets. Over the last 20 years, its products have been widely used in various applications such as Desktop PCs, notebook PCs, Embedded Systems, Wireless Communications, Servers, and Digital Entertainment Devices.

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

College Hill
Adrian Duffield/Carl Franklin
Tel: 020 7457 2020


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