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Imagination Joins Open Handset Alliance

Imagination Joins Open Handset Alliance

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS --
Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG), a leading multimedia, processor,
communications and cloud technologies company, announces it has joined the
Open Handset Alliance (OHA), a group of leading technology and mobile
companies who have come together to accelerate innovation in mobile. Thanks to
the support of OHA members, Android has become the world's most popular mobile
platform, powering over half a billion devices to date.

Imagination has been a strong supporter of Android since its inception.
Imagination's technologies ship in nearly 40% of both the Android smartphone
and tablet markets as well as smart TV, mini-PC and STB products powered by
Android. The company's MIPS processor family is one of the officially
supported architectures in the upstream Android platform.

Says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination: "We are delighted to be part
of the OHA as we take our technologies to their next evolution, enabling
exciting new features for smartphones and tablets. The vision of the Open
Handset Alliance for Android has proven to be a strong force in the creation
of a compelling, mass market and truly open platform. Across our PowerVR, MIPS
and HelloSoft families, Imagination is delivering technologies that enable
low-power consumption, competitive cost, stunning graphics and rich
communications to Android handset vendors worldwide."

For more information on MIPS processors or PowerVR, the most widely deployed
GPU technology on Android, visit www.imgtec.com

For more information on the Open Handset Alliance, please visit:
www.openhandsetalliance.com.

Editor's Notes

For more information about Imagination at Mobile World Congress, visit
http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/eventExhibitor.do?page=ep&showId=2332&companyId=1524

About Imagination Technologies

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

CONTACT: Imagination Technologies' Press Contacts:
         UK: David Harold
         david.harold@imgtec.com
         +44 (0)1923 260 511

         USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini
         jen.bernier@imgtec.com
         +1 408-530-5178