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FIRST DEVICE USING IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES' MULTI-STANDARD MOBILE TV SOLUTION DEBUTS

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11, 2006 -- Imagination Technologies, a U.K.-based leader in system-on-chip intellectual property (SoC IP), reported today that Frontier Silicon has announced its Paradiso FS1030 multi-standard digital TV baseband IC, the first chip using Imagination Technologies' multi-standard mobile TV platform.

Designed specifically for receiving mobile TV, video, audio and data services over multiple standards, Frontier Silicon's new, highly-integrated Paradiso chip supports DVB-H, DVB-T, T-DMB, DAB-IP and enhanced packet mode DAB. According to Frontier Silicon, Paradiso is now sampling to lead customers.

"Imagination Technologies' mobile TV IP platform is unique in enabling multiple mobile TV reception standards on a single device," said Tony King-Smith, Imagination Technologies' vice president, marketing. "Combining multiple standards in a single solution is the logical step, allowing manufacturers to target a world market and end users to roam internationally. Imagination expects high-quality mobile video to become as much a part of daily life as mobile audio and communications are today. We congratulate Frontier Silicon, which is already shipping T-DMB mobile TV solutions using our IP in Asia, on being the first to market with a high-efficiency multi-standard mobile TV solution."

Said Matthew Hatch, Frontier Silicon's vice president, marketing & business development: "The Paradiso product family has the significant advantage of being standards agnostic in this emerging market. Frontier Silicon's Paradiso SoC and Imagination Technologies' mobile TV platform have been designed for this purpose from day one."

With low system power requirements, Imagination Technologies' Vigo and Kurasawa mobile TV demodulation IP platforms provide the foundation of a highly-integrated mobile TV solution, reducing cost, design risk and time-to-market. These platforms provide the widest range of multi-standard support for mobile TV, including, "One Seg" ISDB-T, DVB-H, Enhanced Packet Mode DAB and T-DMB.

Imagination Technologies mobile TV technology is:

  • multi-standard, enabling devices that allow multiple standard support in the same country and can roam between countries with different standards;
  • highly-integrated, delivering full baseband receiver functionality in a pre-verified subsystem; and
  • ultra low in power consumption, providing multi-standard capability at no power penalty.

Built around Imagination's UCC Mobile (Universal Communications Coprocessor) signal processor, which provides PHY layer demodulation, Imagination Technologies' mobile TV platform also integrates hardware to support the DVB-H Link Layer and a META MTX embedded controller for real-time system housekeeping

More information on mobile TV platforms and complementary technologies from Imagination Technologies, including the range of PowerVR video cores, is available at www.imgtec.com.

ABOUT IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES:

A major provider of SoC IP, Imagination Technologies develops market-leading graphics, video and display cores, real-time multi-threaded DSP/RISC processors, and communication and broadcast technologies for the mobile, consumer electronics, automotive and PC markets. It supplies licensable IP, supported by advanced development tools, to semiconductor and consumer electronics vendors globally. Imagination Technologies' world headquarters is in the United Kingdom, and the company is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE:IMG). Its U.S. headquarters is located at 16870 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 407, San Diego, Calif. 92127; telephone 858-674-6644; fax 858-674-6645; email Peter.McGuinness@imgtec.com.

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