Ineda Unites Range of Low-Power Imagination IP in Platforms for Wearables and Other Emerging Applications

Ineda Unites Range of Low-Power Imagination IP in Platforms for Wearables and
Other Emerging Applications

New SoCs to Combine Imagination's PowerVR GPUs and MIPS CPUs

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies
(LSE:IMG), a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud
technologies company, and Ineda Systems, a developer of low-power system on
chip (SoC) technology for use in both consumer and enterprise applications,
are revealing details of Ineda's soon-to-be-released Wearable Processor Unit
(WPU) SoCs that unite various combinations of Imagination IP cores in their
ultra-low power design.

With Imagination's market-leading PowerVR graphics processors (GPUs) and
efficient MIPS Aptiv CPUs including the high-performance, compact microAptiv
cores with DSP capability, Ineda is developing a new class of ultra low-power
wearable processor silicon products that will be applicable to a multitude of
devices such as smart watches, health and fitness devices and more.

Ineda CEO Dasaradha Gude says: "In designing its leading-edge technology for
wearables and other emerging portable applications, Ineda's key focus is on
combining the right mix of technically superior technologies. Imagination's IP
cores provide the ideal combination of features and performance, and
importantly, industry-leading power and energy efficiency. As such, Ineda's
silicon will be the first in the world to truly achieve power usage within the
envelope required by wearable devices."

Imagination US President Krishna Yarlagadda says: "Wearable electronics and
devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) are an open field for innovation, and
we are delighted that Imagination's IP plays such a vital role in Ineda's
innovative SoCs for these applications. With our combination of low-power,
feature-rich technologies encompassing CPU, graphics, video, vision,
communications, cloud and beyond, Imagination is uniquely positioned to
address these markets."

Ineda's approach involves vertical engineering of the wearable device
including silicon, system, software, application ecosystem. In addition, the
company will enable the ecosystem with applications programming interfaces
(APIs) and the application development framework.

About PowerVR GPUs

The PowerVR graphics processor (GPU) family leads the market in technological
capability, roadmap strength and ecosystem, and is by far the most adopted and
shipped technology of its kind. PowerVR graphics IP consists of a broad
portfolio of the industry's leading graphics processors supporting a broad
range of applications. PowerVR enables a powerful, power efficient and
flexible solution for all forms of multimedia processing, including 3D and 2D
graphics as well as high performance GPU compute all in the same unified
engine.

About MIPS CPUs

The MIPS family of CPU IP is a comprehensive portfolio of low-power,
high-performance 64/32bit 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 Imagination Technologies

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

         Ineda Systems Press Contact:
         Sheela Panicker
         sheela@enrightpr.com
         + 91 984 980 9594

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