CodeSourcery Joins MIPS(R) Alliance Program and Delivers GNU/Linux Prelinker for MIPS-Based(TM) Processors

Posted by dcparris on Oct 31, 2006 4:52 PM EDT
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Developers of MIPS-Based Designs Benefit from Faster Application Start-up Time

GRANITE BAY, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CodeSourcery, Inc. announced today that the company has joined the MIPS(R) Alliance Program and has added support for the MIPS architecture to the GNU/Linux prelinker. The GNU/Linux prelinker substantially reduces application startup time. For example, when running on a MIPS32(R) 24K(R) platform, a prelinked version of the Firefox web browser starts 44% faster. CodeSourcery's version of the MIPS GNU/Linux prelinker can be used by developers working on either Microsoft Windows or GNU/Linux.

"The fact that MIPS Technologies sponsored this work shows its continued commitment to delivering first-class GNU/Linux support for the MIPS architecture," said Mark Mitchell, chief sourcerer of CodeSourcery. "We're pleased that they selected CodeSourcery for this project, and we're proud to be a MIPS Alliance Program Member. We look forward to working with MIPS Technologies to further enhance support for the MIPS architecture in the GNU toolchain."

"CodeSourcery has established a reputation as a leader in the development of the GNU toolchain," said Mike Uhler, chief technology officer at MIPS Technologies, Inc. "Its strong relationships with the broader GNU toolchain community ensure that the prelinker will quickly reach developers building systems with MIPS-Based processors. We welcome CodeSourcery to the MIPS Alliance Program."

About MIPS Technologies

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry- standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that delivers 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions to the embedded market, and in combination with its licensees, offers the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products worldwide. MIPS Technologies licenses its intellectual property (IP) to today's leading semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs.

Today, MIPS-Based(TM) designs are integrated in millions of products around the world, including broadband devices from Linksys, digital cameras from Canon, DTVs and entertainment systems from Sony, DVD Recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco and laser printers from Hewlett- Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is based in Mountain View, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, please contact (650) 567-5000 or visit .

About CodeSourcery, Inc.

CodeSourcery ( ) builds software tools that enable its customers to get the most out of hardware platforms ranging from embedded devices to supercomputers. Sourcery G++, a complete software development environment based on the GNU Toolchain, is the leading choice of software engineers, operating system vendors, semiconductor companies, and device manufacturers. Sourcery VSIPL++, a portable, parallel signal- and image- processing toolkit, boosts performance and dramatically increases productivity for radar, sonar, and imaging applications. CodeSourcery's products and services deliver on the promise of open-source software and open standards. Founded in 1997, CodeSourcery is a privately-held company headquartered in Granite Bay, Calif.

For more information about CodeSourcery, call (650) 331-3385 or send email to

NOTE: MIPS, MIPS32, MIPS-Based, and 24K are trademarks or registered trademarks of MIPS Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

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