Imagination's MIPS CPUs Honored With Electron d'Or Award for Best Processors & IP

Imagination's MIPS CPUs Honored With Electron d'Or Award for Best Processors &

MIPS Warrior M-Class Cores Recognized for Innovation as World's First
MCU-Class CPU IP Cores With Hardware Virtualization

LONDON, June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG)
announces its MIPS Warrior M-class M51xx IP cores have been selected by
ElectroniqueS Magazine, one of France's leading technology magazines, with a
prestigious Electron d'Or award. During a ceremony held in Paris on 18^th
June, the MIPS M-class core family was named as the best product in the
Processors & IP category.

The MIPS M51xx cores are the world's first microcontroller (MCU) class CPU
intellectual property (IP) cores that incorporate hardware virtualization,
bringing a new level of flexibility, security and reliability to entry-level
applications. The low-power, compact, real-time M-class cores achieve the
highest CoreMark/MHz scores for MCU-class processors, and are ideal for
industrial control, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, cloud computing,
wireless communications, automotive, storage and other applications.

For more than 15 years, ElectroniqueS has organized the Electron d'Or, which
is given to products and technologies that have made the largest impact on the
industry during the year leading up to the awards. The winner in each category
is determined by an independent jury of recognized experts in the electronics

Says Pascal Coutance, editor in chief of ElectroniqueS magazine: "We are
delighted to award the Electron d'Or in the Processors & IP category to the
new MIPS Warrior M51xx cores, which bring hardware virtualization to
microcontroller-class products. With these new IP cores, Imagination is
demonstrating innovation and forward thinking, addressing the need for
increased security and reliability in next-generation microcontrollers and
other entry-level products."

Says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination: "The prestigious Electron
d'Or 2013 award is an important recognition for our new MIPS M-class family.
We've already signed multiple licenses for these cores – a clear indication
that our new Warrior M-class CPUs are a superior solution for a wide range of
IoT and embedded applications. Our customers are recognizing the benefits of
hardware virtualization in providing both advanced multi-context security and
multiple execution domains. That's why we're rolling out virtualization across
our entire range of MIPS Warrior CPUs."

About MIPS processors

Imagination's family of MIPS CPU IP cores are ideal for products where
ultra-low power, compact silicon area and high levels of integration are
required. The comprehensive portfolio of MIPS processor IP cores range from
the smallest cores for 32-bit MCUs to high-performance 32-bit and 64-bit
multi-core solutions. Based on a heritage of continuous innovations over more
than three decades, including full support for 64-bit for more than 20 years,
Imagination's MIPS architecture is the industry's most mature and efficient
RISC architecture, delivering the highest performance and lowest power
consumption in a given silicon area. Thanks to the clean architecture, small
silicon area and advanced power and thermal efficiency of the MIPS
architecture, SoC designers have the ideal CPU solution for any application
from the highest performance network servers, to the most power-efficient
mobile applications processors, down to the smallest deeply embedded
microcontrollers for IoT.

The CPU IP cores comprising the MIPS Warrior family come in three
performance/feature classes:

  *Warrior M-class: entry-level MIPS cores for IoT, embedded and
    microcontroller applications
  *Warrior I-class: mid-range, feature-rich MIPS CPUs
  *Warrior P-class: high-performance MIPS processors

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of
billions of people across the globe. The company's broad range of silicon IP
(intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create
the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded
electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system
solutions enable its customers get to market quickly with complete and highly
differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination's licensees include many of the
world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs
who are creating some of the world's most iconic products. See:

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