May 22, 2007
Licensing Partnership Update
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG; "Imagination") – a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property ("SoC IP") – reports that Freescale Semiconductor (“Freescale”), a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors, has utilized Imagination’s PowerVR® MBX graphics core technology in its advanced MPC5121e multi-core processor launched today for telematics, industrial control and consumer applications.
This product results from the multi-use licensing of PowerVR MBX technology to Freescale, previously announced, and represents the expansion of the relationship outside of the mobile market and into automotive semiconductors.
The MPC5121e processor integrates PowerVR MBX and VGP Lite 2D/3D acceleration with Freescale's Display Integration Unit (DIU) to help reduce overall system cost while increasing graphics capabilities significantly compared to previous generations of competitive parts. The graphics core is integrated with Freescale’s e300 core, built on Power Architecture™ technology.
Under the terms of its licensing arrangements Imagination receives royalty revenues on SoCs incorporating Imagination’s IP shipped by partners.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, sales offices world-wide, and R&D in India and UK, and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE:IMG). See: www.imgtec.com