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Date: 9th Jun 2011

ICube integrates CPU and GPU processors into one unified core

ICube Technology Holdings Limited has announced its innovative Harmony Unified Processor Technology.

The Harmony Unified Processor Technology integrates two different processor types: a central processing unit (CPU) and a graphics-processing unit (GPU), into one unified core. This technology consists of the Multi-Thread Virtual Pipeline parallel computing core, an independent instruction set architecture (ISA), an optimizing compiler and the Agile Switch dynamic load balancer. This architecture said to bring cost efficient and power efficient performance to the mobile computing and mobile communication markets.

The finished silicon for the Harmony Unified Processor Technology has been produced and is ready for packaging. The resulting chip product is targeted to tap into the booming Android-based tablet computer market. Volume shipping is expected by the end of this year.

According to ICube existing processors in the market are all based on decades-old designs, which limit their readiness to take advantage of the latest advancements in semiconductor technology. The Harmony Unified Processor Technology processes up to four threads (tasks) in each core where as the existing cores in the market are said to be limited to a single thread per core. Due to these interesting capabilities semiconductor chips based on these processors are suggested for Android-based tablet computers.

Mr. Simon Moy, Chief Technical Officer of ICube, concluded, "Developing our own Intellectual Property (IP) from the ground up has been a key differentiation of ICube from other technology companies in China. This provides us with much greater areas for innovation, enables us to leverage the latest semiconductor trends and lowers the cost of our system-on-a-chip (SOC) products relative to other chipmakers. We are also proud to have attracted and built a world-class development team composed of by Silicon Valley veterans and top engineering talents in China. We are confident that our revolutionary high technology product will be well received by the market and create value to our shareholders."

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