updated 5/31/2011 9:16:51 AM ET 2011-05-31T13:16:51

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, announced the launch of a new MIPS Application Development (MAD) Program designed to promote rapid development of applications on the MIPS® architecture. The program offers technical support and services for performance testing and compatibility to verify that applications will run as designed on MIPS-Based™ devices. Through the program—the latest offering available through the new MIPS Developer Community—developers can quickly create applications that are fully compatible with MIPS-Based™ mobile devices to ensure an ideal user experience with their games and other applications.

The initial MAD Program is targeted for development of applications for MIPS-Based devices running the Android™ platform. A dedicated team of MIPS development engineers will provide compatibility and performance analysis, which will be fed back to the application developer. Full documentation and technical support are available through the MIPS Developer Community at developer.mips.com. In addition, developers can take advantage of a MAD Kit for Android application development. The MAD Kit offers a full toolchain comprised of the Android software development kit (SDK) and QEMU emulator, and includes a native development kit (NDK) (r5b Windows/Linux). A premium mobile hardware platform will also be available.

"An increasing number of MIPS licensees are developing smart connected products with Android, including several MIPS-Based Android tablets that are already in the market. Today, consumers already have access to thousands of apps on MIPS. We want to encourage developers to build more apps, and support these developers in testing the performance and compatibility of those apps. We anticipate that developers will optimize their apps across each of the major processor architectures to ensure an optimal user experience on all consumer devices," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing and business development, MIPS Technologies.

For more information on the MAD Program and to request a MAD Kit, visit developer.mips.com.

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications. The MIPS architecture powers some of the world's most popular electronic 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 .

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MIPS and MIPS-Based are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other countries of MIPS Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Jen Bernier-Santarini
         MIPS Technologies, Inc.
         +1 408-530-5178
         jenb@mips.com

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