Android App Developers Can Directly Bring Native Applications to Millions of MIPS-Based™ Platforms
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 2, 2012 - MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications, announced that the latest official release of the Android™ Native Development Kit (NDK) includes full support for the MIPS® architecture. With Release 8 of the Android NDK now available from Google, natively developed Android applications can be easily brought to MIPS-Based™ devices. Developers can download the NDK on Google's Android Developers website at http://developer.android.com/sdk/ndk/index.html.
Today, most Android applications are completely portable and available for MIPS-Based Android devices. However, a small percentage of applications still benefit from native code for performance reasons. Application developers who choose to use native code can generate that code for execution on MIPS-Based Android devices simply by using this official Android NDK. The Android NDK Release 8 includes the required tools, system headers, libraries and debugging support for MIPS.
"This NDK release brings native MIPS support directly to Android application developers-yet another way in which Android continues to demonstrate its neutrality with respect to processor architectures. We are excited that Android developers can now quickly and easily develop high-performance games and apps for MIPS-Based smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and DTVs. This is a major step forward in the development of the MIPS mobile ecosystem," said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications. The MIPS architecture powers some of the world's most popular products, including 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.