BEIJING, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC) (“Vimicro” or the “Company”), a leading video surveillance technology and solution provider, today announced that it has reached a Letter of Intent to form a strategic alliance with Inspur Group (Inspur) to cooperate and coordinate efforts in China’s video surveillance market in the areas of solution and application development, maintenance and services, sales and marketing. The jointly developed total solutions consist of Vimicro’s video surveillance technology and solutions and Inspur’s servers and storage and its expertise in cloud computing.

“We are pleased to have formed a strategic alliance with Inspur, which will enable our video surveillance total solutions to become domestic from both the hardware and software perspective and further expand our footprint in China’s video surveillance market. As China’s leading provider of proprietary server and storage solutions, Inspur will bring to the table its industry-renowned technology in data center and cloud computing and its existing client base,” commented Dr. John Deng, Vimicro’s Chairman and CEO. “As the only proven SVAC-compliant video surveillance technology and solution provider, Vimicro will continue to capitalize on the mega-trend of China’s adoption of domestic technology and standards to establish itself as a leading player in China’s robust video surveillance market.”

About Inspur Group

Inspur Group (000977.SZ, 600756.SH, 0596.HK) is a leading cloud computing overall solution supplier and cloud service provider in China. Inspur’s leading cloud computing infrastructure platform is based on its proprietary server, mass storage, cloud operating system and information security technology. Inspur holds the largest market share in China’s server market, with approximately 4,000 employees.

About Vimicro International Corporation

Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC) is a leading video surveillance technology and solution provider that designs, develops and markets a full range of video surveillance products and solutions to governments, private enterprises, and consumers in China. Vimicro co-developed SVAC (Surveillance Video and Audio Coding), the national video surveillance technological standard, which demonstrates its unique strengths in proprietary multimedia IC technology, making it a leader in China’s fast-growing security and surveillance market. Vimicro is headquartered in Beijing, China and has subsidiaries and offices throughout China and in Silicon Valley. Vimicro’s ADSs each represent four ordinary shares and are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market exchange under the ticker symbol “VIMC.”

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Contact:

Vimicro International Corporation
Ms. Daisy Wang, IR Manager
Phone: +8610-5884-8898 Ext: 3036
E-mail: ir@vimicro.com