Bringing Revolutionary Android Platform to SoCs for Set-top Boxes and Other Consumer Electronics Devices
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - August 26, 2009 - MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, announced that Taiwan-based ALi Corporation has joined MIPS Technologies' Early Access Program for the AndroidTM platform on the MIPS® architecture. The Early Access Program provides a set of key strategic customers and partners access to specific Android on MIPS hardware and code optimizations and enhancements before they become publicly available. These customers-including RMI Corporation and Sigma Designs-are working closely with MIPS' engineering team, providing critical feedback and market expertise to drive Android beyond mobile handsets.
"ALi is committed to providing the most innovative solutions to our customers, and this includes being at the forefront of new technologies that will help them get differentiated solutions to market quickly," said Mr. Daniel Huang, CTO, ALi Corporation. "We are investing in Android for our MIPS-Based silicon platforms because we see its incredible potential to bring a new level of connectivity and a broad range of applications to our customers' next generation consumer electronics products."
"Bringing Android to its SoC designs is just another example of ALi's continued technological innovation," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing at MIPS Technologies. "By joining our Early Access Program for Android on MIPS, ALi is helping to extend Android into new devices in key areas for the digital home and portable entertainment markets. This relationship will enable ALi to deliver Android-based products to its customers as quickly and easily as possible."
About Android on MIPS
Leveraging its leadership position in the digital home, MIPS Technologies is spearheading efforts to make Android a reality for devices beyond the mobile handset. With Android and the dynamic open source development community around it, developers can easily and quickly create new applications, and OEMs can leverage a fast-growing set of applications for their devices. The MIPS® ecosystem around Android, including solutions from partners such as AllGo Systems, D2 Technologies, Mentor Graphics Corporation and Viosoft Corporation, enables OEMs to quickly optimize Android for their specific platforms and debug their solutions across the entire software stack.
For more information about the Android platform and MIPS, or to access the source code for MIPS Technologies' port of Android to the MIPS32® architecture, including a reference binary and documentation, please visit www.mips.com/android or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ALi Corporation
ALi Corporation is a leading supplier of integrated circuits for Digital A/V, STB, PMP, high-speed imaging, storage and multimedia peripheral products. Devoted to being an outstanding IC technology company, ALi focuses on digital entertainment system software and IC technologies to enrich people's multimedia experiences, strengthen partners' competitiveness and consumer electronics industry development. Established in 1987, ALi Corporation is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, please visit ALi's website at www.ali.com.tw.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores that power some of the world's most popular products for the home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets. These include broadband devices from Linksys, DTVs and digital consumer devices from Sony, DVD recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco, 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology and laser printers from Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.