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Imagination and Mentor Extend Partnership for Open Source, Embedded Tools Support Across All MIPS CPUs

Imagination and Mentor Extend Partnership for Open Source, Embedded Tools
Support Across All MIPS CPUs

Sourcery CodeBench From Mentor Graphics Delivers Exciting Software
Opportunities for Embedded Development on MIPS CPUs

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies
(LSE:IMG), a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud
technologies company, announces a significant expansion of its partnership
with Mentor Graphics for Sourcery™ CodeBench development tools components for
MIPS CPUs, allowing developers to accelerate their development cycle
significantly thanks to the Mentor® open-source, low-cost and widely supported
software platform.

Sourcery CodeBench for MIPS CPUs provides a complete C/C++ development
environment that includes an optimized GNU Compiler and Debugger. As a result
of this extended collaboration, embedded developers programming for the MIPS
architecture will benefit from a fully optimized implementation of all
Sourcery CodeBench editions across all major members of the MIPS CPU family,
from low-end to high-end, including the upcoming MIPS32 and MIPS64-based
Series5 'Warrior' generation of cores.

Says Amit Rohatgi, VP marketing, Imagination: "To continue to grow our
ecosystem, and take the MIPS architecture to new heights, Imagination and
Mentor Graphics have entered into a new multi-year agreement. Open source
tools and technologies like Sourcery CodeBench are key drivers for
proliferation of our IP. We will continue to work closely together with Mentor
to optimize the toolchain and included components which will deliver added
functionality and improved performance for new and existing MIPS cores."

Mark Mitchell, general manager, Open Source Embedded Solutions at Mentor
Graphics says: "The MIPS architecture is one of the most storied - and most
popular - computer architectures in history, and is poised for even greater
success now that MIPS is under the stewardship of Imagination Technologies.
Mentor Graphics has been a proud MIPS partner for many years. The continuing
collaboration between Mentor Graphics and Imagination not only ensures the
availability of free, open-source toolchains for MIPS, but ongoing
improvements in functionality and performance for embedded developers."

For more information on Sourcery CodeBench, visit:
http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/sourcery-tools/sourcery-codebench/overview/.

About MIPS CPUs

MIPS processor IP family is a comprehensive portfolio of low-power,
high-performance processor cores, ranging from high-end applications
processors down to extremely small, deeply embedded microcontrollers. With a
strong position in home entertainment and networking products and a growing
position in mobile devices, MIPS processors power billions of products around
the globe, and are supported by a broad ecosystem of software, operating
systems and tools.

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and
software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and
award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported
revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,090 million. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com.

Mentor is a registered trademark and Sourcery is a trademark of Mentor
Graphics Corporation.

About Imagination

Imagination Technologies - a global leader in multimedia, processor,
communication and cloud technologies - creates and licenses market-leading
processor solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU and embedded
processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP and 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
        
         Mentor Graphics' Press Contact:
         Sonia Harrison
         sonia_harrison@mentor.com
         +1 503.685.1165

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