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Imagination Technologies' Graphics and CPU IP Families Are Finalists in the 2013 EE Times-China ACE Awards



Imagination Technologies' Graphics and CPU IP Families Are Finalists in the
2013 EE Times-China ACE Awards

PowerVR Series6 GPUs and MIPS CPUs Both Nominated

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG),
a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud technologies
company, announces that two key technologies in its IP portfolio are finalists
in the EE Times-China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards.
Imagination's groundbreaking PowerVR Series6 'Rogue' graphics processing
technology is nominated for the 'Most Promising New Technology of the Year,'
and the company's MIPS® Aptiv™ microprocessor core family is a finalist for
the Processor/ DSP/ FPGA product award.

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The EE Times-China ACE Awards recognize a single 'Most Promising New
Technology of the Year,' as well as top products in 12 processor and
technology categories. Hundreds of entries were considered from semiconductor
and test companies doing business in mainland China. Criteria include:
significant competitive design/technical benefits, new/innovative technology,
the ability to provide significant savings in development time, cost, space
and/or power dissipation; and the likelihood that the product will have
significant impact in mainland China. Finalists were selected by a panel of
senior industry analysts from EE Times-China, and winners will be determined
through public online voting. Favorites will be named on 1^st March, 2013
during the IIC-China Conference & Exhibition in Shenzhen, China.

Says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination: "EE Times-China is an
influential publication in China, and we are delighted that two of our key IP
product lines are among the finalists for its coveted annual awards. Across
our broad SoC IP portfolio, which also includes advanced connectivity, video,
and cloud IP, we are seeing fast-growing adoption in China. Companies
increasingly select Imagination's IP solutions because of their
industry-leading performance, low power consumption and advanced features that
can be used to quickly create differentiated products in a highly competitive
market."

About PowerVR Series6 GPU Cores

PowerVR graphics technologies are the de facto standard for mobile and
embedded graphics. World-leading companies license PowerVR to power iconic
products that deliver the best in smartphone, tablet, DTV and game console
experiences, with the most advanced user interfaces and highest performance
gaming.

Based on a scalable number of compute clusters, the PowerVR Series6
architecture addresses the requirements of a growing range of demanding
applications, scaling to the highest performance mobile and embedded graphics.
Members of the Series6 family are designed to support the features of the
latest graphics APIs, including OpenGL ES 3.0 and DirectX9/10/11. Series6
cores deliver a significant portfolio of advanced technologies and features
that combine to produce a highly latency tolerant architecture that consumes
the lowest memory bandwidth in the industry, while delivering the optimal
performance per mm2 or per mW, depending on configuration. Leveraging arrays
of programmable computing elements, PowerVR Series6 GPU cores also deliver
class-leading 'GPU compute' power efficiency, supporting all popular and
emerging GPU compute APIs, while minimizing power and bandwidth demands.
PowerVR Series6 cores have been licensed to many leading silicon vendors, with
multiple lead partners already shipping.

About MIPS Aptiv CPU Cores

The award-winning MIPS Aptiv generation of microprocessor cores, including the
proAptiv™, interAptiv™ and microAptiv™ families, offer three distinct
performance levels for home entertainment, mobile, networking and embedded
applications. With leading high-end CPU performance/power efficiency, proAptiv
is ideal for connected consumer electronics devices. It achieves the top
published CoreMark/MHz score for licensable IP cores, offering elite
performance in considerably smaller area than the competition. Multi-threaded
interAptiv is ideal for applications with tight power and cost constraints,
delivering leading performance efficiency in its class. Highly-efficient
microAptiv achieves the highest CoreMark/MHz score among microcontroller (MCU)
class cores and adds DSP acceleration and security for cost-sensitive
MCU/embedded designs. Aptiv cores are licensed by several companies for
next-generation products.

The MIPS Technologies, Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11351

About Imagination Technologies

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

CONTACT: UK: David Harold
         david.harold@imgtec.com
         +44 (0)1923 260 511
        
         USA: Jen Bernier
         jen.bernier@imgtec.com
         +1 408-530-5178
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