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Imagination Technologies Group plc. (LSE: IMG) Chief Executive Officer, Sir Hossein Yassaie, attended an Investiture ceremony on Friday 19th July at Windsor Castle to receive the knighthood awarded to him by the Queen in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours List for 2013. The award was given in recognition of his services to technology and innovation.

London, 04th February 2013: Pure appoints Nick Hucker as its new director of marketing. Nick replaces Colin Crawford, who was part of the team which introduced the Pure brand, and has been instrumental in taking Pure to its position as a world leading consumer electronics manufacturer.Nick joins Pure with a wealth of marketing experience, most recently with iRobot as director of global marketing communications, where he was responsible for the development of the brand and communications. Prior to this Nick held a number of positions at Dyson responsible for marketing across subsidiary and distributor markets internationally. Nick Hucker says: “I’m really looking forward to building on Pure’s incredible success not only in the UK but all around the world, particularly as it transitions from its digital radio roots to a fully-fledged consumer electronics business with a diverse and exciting range of products including the new Jongo multiroom music system.”Nick replaces Colin Crawford, who is leaving to pursue personal ambitions. Colin has been instrumental in building the Pure brand since its inception and says: “Working at Pure and Imagination Technologies since it’s early days as VideoLogic has been an extremely fulfilling part of my life and I am genuinely sad to leave my colleagues, some of whom I have worked with for over 25 years. However, I am also extremely excited to be moving into a new phase of my life and to be pursuing a long-held career dream. I wish Nick every success in moving the business on at this exciting time.”Paul Smith, Pure’s general manager says: “I would like to thank Colin for the huge contribution he has made to developing the Pure business as well as the vital role he has played in accelerating the take-up and promotion of digital and internet radio. I am genuinely sad to see him leave and wish him every success with his new pursuits. I would also like to welcome Nick and look forward to working with him to grow the Pure business further. Nick’s experience within a range of exciting consumer electronics companies is a great asset.” Nick’s early career saw him holding senior strategic roles at Grey Worldwide, Ogilvy and Start JudgeGill, with responsibility for brands including Virgin Atlantic, Nintendo, Nortel, Siemens, IKEA, Sunseeker, RNLI, Pedigree and a number of other FMCG businesses. These roles saw Nick based in Russia, China, Japan and Europe.Nick holds an MA & PgDip in Marketing, a BSc (Hons) in Business and various professional qualifications in digital, social and relationship marketing. Nick was educated at Taunton School, growing up living across Africa, the Middle East and Far East.For more information, please visit www.pure.com or call 0845 1489001.About PurePure is a world leading consumer electronics manufacturer and leads the way in music streaming and radio systems and entertainment cloud services with the Pure Connect portal www.pureconnect.com  as well as innovating in new areas such as the TV set top box market. Designed and engineered in the UK, all of Pure’s products are manufactured with the environment in mind and at ethically audited facilities. Pure is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. See www.pure.com.                                           Contact:Vicky Hewlett                                        tel +44 (0)1923 260 511Pure                                                                     Imagination Technologies                      e-mail: Vicky.hewlett@pure.comHome Park Estate Kings LangleyHerts WD4 8LZ

Las Vegas, 7th January 2013: Pure is previewing two new members of its Jongo multiroom audio family at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (South Hall Upper Level, Booth 36254).Pure is adding Jongo T640B, a powerful, wireless stereo speaker, and Jongo A140B, a wireless hi-fi adapter to its Jongo multiroom music system. Both new products, which will be available in the first half of 2013, will sit alongside the Jongo S340B portable wireless speaker.The world’s first family of affordable multiroom audio products, the Pure Jongo system allows the user to start with a single speaker and add more Jongo products for perfectly synchronised audio all around their home.Costing just £249.99, Jongo T640B comes with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and packs 100 Watts of room-filling, stereo sound. Ideal as the main audio system in a large living room, Jongo T640B delivers rich, detailed and expansive audio using two custom designed, five inch full-range drive units with dual-concentric tweeters. An optional stand is available to position the speaker in a landscape or portrait orientation to suit any environment and there is also a bracket accessory kit that can be used to mount the speaker on the wall.

Tokyo, Japan, 12 November 2012: Onkyo, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovative home entertainment products, Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia technologies company and Pure, the consumer product division of Imagination Technologies announced today a strategic collaboration in connected audio technologies. This multi-faceted agreement will draw upon Imagination’s breadth of processor, connectivity, cloud and audio technologies to complement Onkyo’s market leading audio expertise, premium brand and geographic reach. These will be brought together to enable Onkyo to deliver industry-leading connected audio capabilities across its product range, strengthening its leadership in the high quality audio market.As part of this co-operation Onkyo will also be working with key silicon and ecosystem partners of Imagination, to develop new products featuring advanced connected audio and supportive services. This co-operation will take advantage of Imagination’s Flow cloud connectivity technology platform, which is fully optimised for Imagination’s Meta processor and Ensigma communications technologies. Onkyo will be able to integrate the most advanced cloud-connected solutions, including streaming radio and audio content, advanced music services and a growing number of other offerings from Imagination’s Flow ecosystem partners, to deliver the future generations of cloud-connected user experiences. Through this multi-facetted partnership Onkyo will also work with Imagination’s Pure division to develop new products and will also distribute and market Pure’s leading-edge consumer audio products andcloud-based music offering in selected markets, with Japan as the initial region. Says Munenori Otsuki, President and CEO, Onkyo Corporation: “Working with Imagination, Imagination’s silicon and ecosystem partners, and Pure, we are confident that our customers will continue to receive what they expect from Onkyo: unrivalled audio and product quality, but now in a fully connected way. Thanks to our collaboration with Imagination and its partners, Onkyo can deliver the mostadvanced cloud-connected high-quality audio products for many years to come.”Hossein Yassaie, CEO Imagination: “We are delighted to be working with such a well-respected and leading global audio brand as Onkyo as a lead OEM partner. Working with such a premium brand and alongside our silicon and Flow services partners, we believe the collaboration will bring together considerable expertise andwill help Onkyo to create a high quality audio product roadmap featuring next generation capabilities and cloud-based services that substantially enhances end-user experiences.”About Imagination’s Meta, Ensigma and Flow technologiesImagination develops and licenses advanced technologies powering today’s multimedia-rich and mobile world.Flow is a portfolio of cloud connectivity technologies that enable consumer, industrial and embedded products powering the Internet of Things to be fully cloud-connected. Flow enables product designers to easily create their own cloud-based solutions totally optimised for their end applications, while the growing ecosystem of Flow offerings and content partners enables OEMs and ODMs to provide a rich set of cloud-based solutions that complement their own core product capabilities.Meta CPU technology is a comprehensive range of general purpose 32-bit processors ideally suited for a wide range of consumer and embedded applications. Its unique hardware multi-threading and DSP capabilities enable Meta processors to power the most advanced products.Ensigma communications technology is a unique multi-standard, on-chip radio processor (RPU) that provides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other connectivity standards. The same Ensigma RPU can also enable products to receive any broadcast TV or radio signal world-wide, configured only by software.Imagination’s MetaFlow Connected Processor platforms combine Meta, Ensigma and Flow technologies to offer a complete technology platform, enabling chip designers to create the most compelling consumer, industrial, and embedded products. A growing number of Imagination’s silicon partners are offering MetaFlow-based products, which are already used by Pure and many other OEMs and ODMs to create some of the most innovative cloud-connected consumer products available today.About Onkyo CorporationSince 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award winning products that are lauded by industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyo.com.About PurePure is a world leading consumer electronics manufacturer and leads the way in wireless music and radio systems and entertainment cloud services with the Pure Connect portal www.pureconnect.com as well as innovating in new areas such as the TV set top box market. Designed and engineered in the UK, all of Pure’s products are manufactured with the environment in mind and at ethically audited facilities. Pure is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. See www.pure.com.About Imagination TechnologiesImagination Technologies - a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies - creates and licenses market-leading processor solutions for graphics, video, and display, embedded processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform V.VoIP & VoLTE. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of software drivers, developer tools and extensive market and technology-focused ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone and multimedia, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors and controllers. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor, network operator and electronics OEM/ODM companies. Corporate headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.comPress ContactDavid Harold, Director of PR, Imagination Technologies, david.harold@imgtec.com +44 (0)1923 260 511