April 27, 2006 -- Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG; "Imagination") – a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property (" SoC IP") – reports that NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a world-leading semiconductor company, has licensed one of Imagination’s PowerVR SGX graphics / video core family members under a multiple-use license arrangement.
NEC Electronics will incorporate PowerVR SGX’s scalable and fully programmable shader graphics / video core in its System-on-Chip devices.
Under the terms of its licensing arrangements Imagination receives license fees and royalty revenues on SoCs incorporating Imagination’s IP shipped by partners.
This license agreement was concluded in March 2006.
About PowerVR SGX
PowerVR SGX, the new generation PowerVR shader based graphics and video technology family, is part of the Imagination’s PowerVR Series5 scalable and fully programmable shader graphics and video core family. With state-of-the-art support for 2D and 3D PowerVR SGX has an industry-leading feature set that exceeds OGL 2.0 shader and Microsoft Vertex and Pixel Shader Model 3 requirements. The Power SGX family can also perform video/image decode and encode processing for standards such as H264, MPEG4/2, WMV, JPEG and others. PowerVR SGX family members target mobile, automotive, consumer and PC markets.
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc – a leader in SoC IP – develops, licenses and supplies market-leading graphics, video and display cores, real-time multi-threaded DSP/RISC processors and communication and broadcast technologies for the mobile, consumer, automotive and PC markets. It supplies licensable IP (Intellectual Property) supported by advanced development tools to leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies worldwide. Imagination Technologies Group plc has its corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE:IMG). See: www.imgtec.com