MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets, and Digital Media Professionals Inc. (DMP), a leading provider of 3D/2D graphics cores for digital consumer, automotive, industrial, and entertainment applications, announced that DMP has become a member of the MIPS Alliance Program for its Android on MIPS initiative. The alliance will ultimately enable SoC developers to create MIPS-Based SoCs with DMP PICA/SMAPH series graphics IP cores.
DMP’s OpenGLES1.1/2.0 and OpenVG1.1 graphics IP cores including its PICA/SMAPH series cores are developed for high performance and low power embedded applications, fulfilling the increasing need for visually-rich user interfaces in products running Android. MIPS Technologies and DMP are initially working together to develop a reference platform based on a MIPS32® Malta development board and a DMP PICA200 3D graphics IP-based GPU (NV7). The companies plan to display the jointly-developed platform at the Embedded Systems Conference in Tokyo, May 12 – 14, 2010.
“We are learning from customers that the Android platform is gaining increasing popularity in the embedded space. At the same time, Android has raised the bar for graphics requirements in terms of performance, interactivity and resolution. DMP’s embedded graphics cores, with proven performance and built-in low power design, combined with the widely adopted MIPS architecture, will enable customers to develop world-class products leveraging Android for a broad range of consumer applications,” said Tatsuo Yamamoto, president and CEO, DMP.
“MIPS Technologies welcomes DMP to the thriving ecosystem of companies providing cutting edge technologies for Android on MIPS development,” said Art Swift, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. “This alliance provides a rich and sophisticated graphical user interface technology for developers of MIPS-Based products. The market for Android-based mobile devices is really taking off, and through alliances with leading companies like DMP, we are paving the way for the next generation of mobile and digital home products that will deliver an even richer user experience.”
About Android on MIPS
Leveraging its leadership position in the digital home, MIPS Technologies is spearheading efforts to make Android a reality for a wide range of consumer electronic devices. 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 extensive MIPS ecosystem around Android enables OEMs to quickly optimize Android for their specific platforms and debug their solutions across the entire software stack.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: 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.
Digital Media Professionals Inc. (DMP) is a world-class leader bringing 2D and 3D graphics solutions to market from Japan since its founding in 2002, and is currently developing graphics IP cores based on DMP’s cutting edge 3D graphics technology, DMP Maestro Technology.
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