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26 October 2011

Kineto licenses Imagination’s HelloSoft Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) and Noise Cancellation (NC) for its Smart Wi-Fi Application on Android Phones

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Chicago, USA, – Kineto Wireless, a key innovator and leading supplier of Smart Wi-Fi solutions for mobile operators, and Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, announce that Kineto has licensed Imagination’s HelloSoft Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) and Noise Cancellation (NC) technologies. These will enable best quality audio for Kineto’s Smart Wi-Fi solutions for mobile operators.

Imagination’s award winning HelloSoft V.VoIP (video and voice over IP) client solutions and technology components are available on smartphones, tablets, PCs and other mobile devices. Kineto is shipping the solution in over 25 Android handsets to date.

“Imagination’s expertise in echo cancellation and noise cancellation algorithms has enabled superior quality mobile VoIP for our Smart Wi-Fi solutions, significantly enhancing the end user experience,” says Mark Powell, Vice President and Co-founder of Kineto Wireless. “Kineto’s primary consideration was audio quality across a wide range of operating conditions and Imagination’s solution offered the best performance.”

Proven on all major platforms and OS’s including Android, iPhone, and Windows, Imagination’s HelloSoft family of highly optimized, power efficient, industry leading AEC and related VoIP technologies deliver superior quality fixed and mobile VoIP. The low MIPS implementation increases battery life, and is optimized on a range of processors architectures, eliminating the need for a separate chip or hardware, thus reducing the BOM (Bill of Materials) of the end device.

“Kineto Wireless has a long track record of key innovation and industry leadership. By enabling acoustic echo cancellation and noise cancellation on Kineto’s Smart Wi-Fi application, Imagination continues to demonstrate widespread adoption of its superior quality HelloSoft VoIP solutions for mobile devices,” says Allan Johnson, GM, HelloSoft VoIP, Imagination Technologies. “Our AEC is commercially shipping in high volumes in numerous handset devices worldwide.”

Under the terms of its licensing arrangements Imagination receives license fees, and royalty revenues on shipment of customer products incorporating Imagination’s IP.

About HelloSoft V.VoIP

Imagination’s HelloSoft range of licensable IP includes comprehensive platforms for high quality, power-efficient VoLTE, VoIP, Video over IP and rich communications for multi-mode wireless and wireline devices.

HelloSoft technologies are ‘carrier-grade’ and deployed in millions of devices, built on years of engineering experience to ensure that they are ready for the most extensive of commercial network deployments, and are available for Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux platforms.

About Kineto Wireless, Inc.

Kineto Wireless is the key innovator and leading supplier of Smart Wi-Fi solutions for mobile operators. The company’s solutions enable mobile operators to turn more than 200 million existing public and private Wi-Fi access points into seamless extensions of their mobile networks. With Smart Wi-Fi, subscribers can receive all their mobile services over Wi-Fi instead of the macro network, boosting indoor coverage and improving the mobile data experience, while securely offloading the mobile network. The company’s Smart Wi-Fi products and services, based on the 3GPP UMA/GAN standard, have been deployed by mobile operators around the world. Kineto customers and partners include HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola, Orange, RIM, Rogers Wireless, SFR, Samsung, T-Mobile and ZTE. For more information, please visit kineto.com, and follow Kineto at twitter.com/kinetowireless.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading multimedia IP cores for graphics, video, and display processing, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP cores and multi-standard communications and connectivity processors. These silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform level IP and services, a strong array of software tools and drivers and extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, handheld multimedia, home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and in-car electronics. Its licensees include many of the leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom and US headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.

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