Imagination CEO Hossein Yassaie to Deliver Keynote at SNUG Silicon Valley

LONDON, March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG), a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud technologies company, announces that its CEO Hossein Yassaie will deliver the Tuesday morning keynote address at the upcoming Synopsys Users Group (SNUG™) Silicon Valley conference. Yassaie will present, "From Crystal Ball to Reality – The Impact of Silicon IP on SoC Design," at 9:00 a.m. on 26th March, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California.

Says Yassaie: "I am delighted to be invited by Synopsys to present the keynote at its highly-regarded SNUG event. SoCs have transformed the electronics industry, integrating a wide array of functionality and extreme performance into cost-effective, low-power platforms. At the same time, the silicon IP industry has emerged to supply many major functional blocks on today's SoCs. I will discuss how IP helps designers translate vision into reality, and explore the future of SoC design, where the GPU is the new driving force for modern applications, design methodologies and process technologies, and heterogeneous processing is transforming the way SoCs handle key user applications."

Says Antun Domic, senior vice president, Implementation Group, Synopsys: "Now in its 22nd year, SNUG brings together more than 9,000 Synopsys tool and technology users through its conferences worldwide, and it has grown to be Silicon Valley's largest technical conference. We invited Hossein to speak this year because of his vision and innovation. The use of IP is becoming increasingly important in terms of meeting time-to-market and design complexity requirements. We look forward to what is certain to be a compelling keynote from Hossein that will provide valuable insights for our user community."

Imagination Elsewhere at SNUG

As a SNUG Silicon Valley conference participant, Imagination will highlight its breadth of IP offerings during the Designer Community Expo being held on Monday, 25th March, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition, Imagination's Senior Customer Engineering Manager, John Herbert, will present during the conference about Imagination's work around optimized PowerVR Series 6/6XT GPUs. The session, titled "Hardening CPUs for Performance and Power," will take place Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. SNUG runs from 25th -27th March, and is expected to draw more than 2,500 members of the Silicon Valley design engineering community.

Further information about SNUG, including registration information, is available at

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:

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