MediaTek's newly announced MT6573 application processor integrates PowerVR graphics from Imagination Technologies

March 8th 2011 - MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, and Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, announce that MediaTek’s new application processor, features POWERVR graphics acceleration.

The MT6573 incorporates a POWERVR Series5 SGX GPU (graphics processing unit) from Imagination to enable advanced smartphone graphics applications including gaming, navigation and location-based services, augmented reality and highly visual and dynamic user interfaces for the mainstream volume phone market.

MediaTek delivers innovative, feature-rich yet cost-effective solutions to meet consumer’s entertainment, communication and information needs. MediaTek is launching the MT6573 platform to address the accelerating demand for smartphones with features that can delight users at price points that meet the needs of operators in developed markets and consumers in emerging markets.

Says Hossein Yassaie, CEO, Imagination: “We are delighted that MediaTek has delivered this highly capable new mass-market application processor, which will enable its customers to address new levels of capabilities and meet emerging consumer demands for advanced performance in lower-priced smartphones. We look forward to building on our strategic relationship with this important semiconductor partner.”

Says Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the Smartphone Business Unit at MediaTek: “MediaTek is committed to ensuring that wireless consumers across the globe can access the most advanced mobile technologies. Imagination delivers industry leading graphics technology and support, as well as an extensive and strong ecosystem of developers capable of utilising the technology. We are thrilled to have POWERVR graphics acceleration in MT6573, and the benefit of Imagination’s insight and experience as a strategic partner going forward.”

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About MediaTek

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading processor cores for graphics, video, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP and multi-standard communications applications. These silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform level IP and services, a strong array of software tools and drivers and extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, handheld multimedia, home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and in-car electronics. Its licensees include many of the leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.