BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG), a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud technologies company, announces it has joined the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), a group of leading technology and mobile companies who have come together to accelerate innovation in mobile. Thanks to the support of OHA members, Android has become the world's most popular mobile platform, powering over half a billion devices to date.
Imagination has been a strong supporter of Android since its inception. Imagination's technologies ship in nearly 40% of both the Android smartphone and tablet markets as well as smart TV, mini-PC and STB products powered by Android. The company's MIPS processor family is one of the officially supported architectures in the upstream Android platform.
Says Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination: "We are delighted to be part of the OHA as we take our technologies to their next evolution, enabling exciting new features for smartphones and tablets. The vision of the Open Handset Alliance for Android has proven to be a strong force in the creation of a compelling, mass market and truly open platform. Across our PowerVR, MIPS and HelloSoft families, Imagination is delivering technologies that enable low-power consumption, competitive cost, stunning graphics and rich communications to Android handset vendors worldwide."
For more information on MIPS processors or PowerVR, the most widely deployed GPU technology on Android, visit www.imgtec.com
For more information on the Open Handset Alliance, please visit: www.openhandsetalliance.com.
For more information about Imagination at Mobile World Congress, visit http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/eventExhibitor.do?page=ep&showId=2332&companyId=1524
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies - a global leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies - creates and licenses market-leading processor solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU & embedded processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP & VoLTE and cloud connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics, networking, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors. Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.
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