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IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES SHOWS ISDB-T FULL-SEG ON LOW-POWER MULTI-STANDARD RECEIVER IP PLATFORM

LONDON, Nov. 19, 2008 -- Imagination Technologies, a leader in system-on-chip Intellectual Property (SoC IP), announced today that it is demonstrating ISDB-T full-seg demodulation on ENSIGMA UCCP230, part of Imagination's licensable software programmable radio IP platform family, at the Embedded Technology 2008 show at Pacifico in Yokohama from 19th - 21st November.

With the addition of support for ISDB-T full-seg, the Japanese HD TV standard, ENSIGMA UCCP230 has been demonstrated showing the widest range of standards available on a single receiver platform. UCCP230 delivers leading full-seg performance, in line with its existing high-performance implementations of other broadcast standards.

Says Tony King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination Technologies: "UCCP230 offers the best functionality, performance and size and the widest range of terrestrial TV, mobile TV and radio standards. With Nordig DVB-T and ISDB-T full-seg TV capabilities UCCP230 is the ideal choice for highly integrated devices supporting terrestrial digital TV."

UCC is the ideal solution for 'global chassis' TV and set-top box (STB) products that exploit common hardware designs suitable for high volume production and are reconfigurable at point of final production or delivery to implement only those TV and radio standards required. With all TV standards in such a small, low power footprint UCCP230 is also ideal for use in mobile devices.

The ENSIGMA UCCP230 multi-standard receiver IP platform requires only the same silicon area as typical single standard solutions. By supporting multiple standards on the same chip, Imagination's licensing partners are significantly reducing the total cost of ownership for multi-standard broadcast receiver capabilities suitable for TV, STB and mobile devices.

Standards supported by UCCP230 include: DVB-T (full Nordig), DVB-H, T-DMB, 1/3/full-seg ISDB-T, DAB, DAB+, and FM with RDS. Support for other broadcast standards as well as wireless communication, is also in advanced development as part of an ongoing program to implement all major TV, radio and communication standards on the same platform.

The ENSIGMA UCCP230 IP platform is unique in enabling multiple terrestrial digital TV, mobile TV and radio reception standards on a single device whilst delivering exceptionally low power dissipation. It provides the foundation of a highly-integrated mobile media receiver solution, reducing cost, design risk and time-to-market. The ENSIGMA UCCP230 IP platform delivers full software programmable radio functionality in a pre-verified subsystem and has been proven in successfully shipping silicon.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies Group plc (FTSE:IMG) - a leader in semiconductor System on Chip Intellectual Property (SoC IP) - creates and licenses market-leading embedded graphics, video and display accelerators, multi-threaded processors and multi-standard receiver technologies. These IP solutions are complemented by dynamic and extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets include digital radio and audio; mobile phone multimedia; personal media players (PMP); in-car navigation and driver information; personal navigation devices (PND); Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) and Mobile Internet Device (MID); digital TV & set-top box; and mobile TV. Its licensees include leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies, as well as innovative leading edge start-up and fabless semiconductor companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.

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