TECHNICOLOR : TECHNICOLOR announces IP collaboration with Sony for smartphones

TECHNICOLOR : TECHNICOLOR announces IP collaboration with Sony for smartphones

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       Technicolor announces IP collaboration with Sony for smartphones

Paris (France),  18  July2013  -  Technicolor  (Euronext  Paris:  TCH)  today 
announced the signature  of an intellectual  property collaboration  agreement 
with Sony  Corporation  (NYSE:SNE),  which strengthens  its  strategic  patent 
licensing initiative in the field of smartphones.

Technicolor has  acquired select  patents and  patent applications  from  Sony 
covering  a  broad  range  of   technologies  for  smartphones  and   tablets. 
Technicolor will be the exclusive licensor of the combined portfolio  spanning 
a broad array of technologies such as LTE, WCDMA, UMTS, Wi-Fi, haptics,  video 
compression, software,  user interface,  LCD and  AMOLED. The  agreement  also 
includes a patent license from Technicolor for Sony smartphones, which covers
all of Technicolor's patents for smartphones.

This agreement is aligned with the strategy of the Technicolor Group to expand
its licensing activities in the context of its Amplify 2015 strategic roadmap.

"The addition  of  Sony's  patents,  with its  provenance  in  mobile  phones, 
complements the already impressive media-rich intellectual property  portfolio 
of Technicolor," said  Boris Teksler, Senior  Executive President  Technology. 
"Our combined portfolio covers a wide  gamut of technologies found in  leading 
smartphones and Technicolor is pleased  to offer the industry a  comprehensive 
license to this unified portfolio."

"We are very pleased that Technicolor  recognizes the value of our  smartphone 
patents," said Toshimoto Mitomo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Executive of
Sony Corporation. "We believe  that this license program  will help grow  the 
smartphone market by streamlining the licensing of intellectual property."


About Technicolor

Technicolor, a  worldwide technology  leader in  the media  and  entertainment 
sector, is at the  forefront of digital innovation.  Our world class  research 
and innovation  laboratories  enable  us  to lead  the  market  in  delivering 
advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also  benefit 
from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound
technologies,  based  on  a  thriving  licensing  business.  Our   commitment: 
supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters,
homes and on-the-go. Euronext Paris: TCH Ÿ


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