Press release

11 January 2001

POWERVR Series6 leads next mobile and embedded graphics generation

Six key partners have already selected ‘Rogue’

Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, announces that its next generation POWERVR Series6 architecture, codenamed ‘Rogue’, has now being licensed by six lead partners.

The POWERVR Series6 GPU family, which delivers unrivalled GFLOPS per mm2 and per mW for all APIs, delivers not only a clear technology advantage and exceptional roadmap, driven by one of the largest teams of graphics engineers in the world, but also an extensive ecosystem of third party developers which has created hundreds of thousands of apps optimised for POWERVR enabled devices to date.

Imagination CEO Hossein Yassaie says: “The growing commitment of the primary players to our roadmap shows that, having evaluated the options, the overall mobile and embedded market is increasingly committing to POWERVR as the de facto graphics standard.”

Among the announced POWERVR Series6 partners are:

·       ST-Ericsson, which has announced that its new Nova™ family of smartphone application processors will include Imagination’s next-generation POWERVR Series6 architecture

·       Texas Instruments, which will deploy POWERVR Series6 technology in future OMAP platform-based SoC designs. These SoC devices will target the highly-significant smartphone market, as well as the fast-emerging mobile computing and tablet markets supporting key operating systems, including Android and the next version of Windows

·       MediaTek, which has licensed POWERVR Series6 technology  

·       Three other POWERVR Series6 licensees are yet to be announced

POWERVR has established itself as the industry leader for mobile and embedded graphics acceleration across smartphones, tablets, mobile computing and games consoles, attracting an extensive community of POWERVR developers and powering iconic and much-loved products.

POWERVR Series6 GPUs will be fully compatible with Series5 and Series5XT POWERVR SGX GPUs, ensuring a smooth migration path for developers upgrading applications optimized for Series5 to the new architecture.

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 includemobile 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, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.

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