In trading Monday, shares were down 63 percent to 98 pence ($1.22). At one point, they skidded 71 percent, to 76 pence – their lowest point since 2009.
Shares closed up Friday at £2.70 ($3.38) prior to the news from Apple – its largest customer – that it is to stop using the chips in its products within 15 months to two years.
Imagination Technologies creates the technology for electronic chips, focusing especially on graphics, video and visual products. For several years, this technology has been used to provide the graphics in Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod products; however, the California-based technology giant told Imagination that it is developing its own "independent graphics design" and will be "reducing its future reliance on Imagination's technology."
Imagination has noted that this development could breach the duo's current licensing agreement.