Renesas Technology announced the SH-Mobile3 (PowerVR MBX)

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    London, UK, 17 May 2004: Imagination Technologies Group plc ("Imagination Technologies") - a leader in System on Chip Intellectual Property ("IP") - reports that Renesas Technology Corp. today announced the SH-Mobile3 (SH73180).

    This next high-end model in the SH-Mobile series of application processors
    for mobile phone systems features IP licensed from Imagination Technologies. The SH-Mobile3 (SH73180) will enable advanced multimedia applications for next-generation mobile phones.

    The device incorporates PowerVR® MBX Lite 2D/3D graphics engine IP from Imagination Technologies. PowerVR MBX, the leading 3D graphics solution for mobile devices, adopts a unique architecture that keeps external memory accesses to a minimum, reducing bandwidth requirements and boosting performance. Smooth, high-quality 3D graphic display operations can thus be achieved without the use of external dedicated graphics memory.

    Renesas expects that SH73180 sample shipments will begin in July 2004.

    Under the terms of its licensing arrangements Imagination Technologies
    receives royalty revenues on SoCs incorporating Imagination Technologies' IP shipped by partners, in addition to license fees.

    Editor's Notes
    SuperH is a trademark of Renesas Technology Corp.

    About Renesas Technology Corp.
    Renesas Technology Corp. designs and manufactures highly integrated
    semiconductor system solutions for mobile, automotive and PC and Audio
    Visual markets. Established on April 1, 2003 as a joint venture between
    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, NYSE:HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    (TSE:6503) and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Renesas Technology is one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world and the number one microcontroller supplier globally. Besides microcontrollers, Renesas
    Technology offers system-on-chip devices, Smart Card ICs, mixed-signal
    products, flash memories, SRAMs and more. See: www.renesas.com

    About Imagination Technologies
    Imagination Technologies Group plc - a leader in SoC IP - develops, licenses and supplies market-leading graphics/video cores, real-time multi-threaded DSP/RISC processors and communication and broadcast technologies for the consumer entertainment and PC markets. It supplies both licensable IP (Intellectual Property) and related advanced development tools to leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies worldwide. Imagination Technologies Group plc has its corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE:IMG). See:
    www.imgtec.com.
     
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