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22 March 2013

Imagination CEO Hossein Yassaie to deliver keynote at SNUG Silicon Valley

Synopsys User Group attendees to gain insights into the impact of silicon IP on SoC design

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London, UK – 22nd March 2013 – Imagination
(IMG.L), a leading multimedia,
processor, communications and cloud technologies company, announces
that its CEO Hossein Yassaie will deliver the Tuesday morning keynote address
at the upcoming Synopsys
Users Group (SNUG™) Silicon Valley conference
. Yassaie will present,
“From Crystal Ball to Reality – The Impact of Silicon IP on SoC Design,” at
9:00 a.m. on 26th March, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa
Clara, California.

Says Yassaie: “I am delighted to be invited by
Synopsys to present the keynote at its highly-regarded SNUG event. SoCs have
transformed the electronics industry, integrating a wide array of functionality
and extreme performance into cost-effective, low-power platforms. At the same
time, the silicon IP industry has emerged to supply many major functional
blocks on today’s SoCs. I will discuss how IP helps designers translate vision
into reality, and explore the future of SoC design, where the GPU is the new
driving force for modern applications, design methodologies and process
technologies, and heterogeneous processing is transforming the way SoCs handle
key user applications.”

Says Antun Domic, senior vice president, Implementation
Group, Synopsys: “Now in its 22nd year, SNUG brings together more than 9,000 Synopsys tool and technology users through its
conferences worldwide, and it has grown to be Silicon Valley’s largest
technical conference. We invited Hossein to speak this year because of his
vision and innovation. The use of IP is becoming increasingly important in
terms of meeting time-to-market and design complexity requirements. We look
forward to what is certain to be a compelling keynote from Hossein that will
provide valuable insights for our user community.”

Imagination Elsewhere at

As a SNUG Silicon Valley conference participant,
Imagination will highlight its breadth of IP offerings during the Designer
Community Expo being held on Monday, 25th March, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. In addition, Imagination’s Senior Customer Engineering Manager, John
Herbert, will present during the conference about Imagination’s work around
optimized PowerVR Series6 GPUs. The session, titled “Hardening
CPUs for Performance and Power,”
will take place Monday
morning at 11:00 a.m. SNUG runs from 25th -27th March,
and is expected to draw more than 2,500 members of the Silicon Valley design
engineering community.

Further information about SNUG, including
registration information, is available at

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies – a global
leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies – creates and
licenses market-leading processor solutions including graphics, video, vision,
CPU & embedded processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform
V.VoIP & 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:

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