24th February 2015

Green Hills Software and Imagination Report Expanded Compiler and Tools Support for MIPS CPUs

Ongoing Partnership to Support Full Range of MIPS Architectures and Cores


NUREMBERG, GERMANY — February 24, 2015 — embedded world 2015, Hall 4, Stand 325— Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) today announced that the Green Hills tools and compilers now support an expanded range of Imagination’s MIPS™ CPU IP. This includes fully optimized support for the microMIPS code compression instruction set architecture (ISA) and support for MIPS Warrior M-class and I-class CPUs – including key architectural features such as hardware virtualization.

The on-going partnership between the two companies will bring support to new and future MIPS CPU cores and architectures. Joint customers will benefit from the collaboration between Imagination and Green Hills Software, as they increase support for Imagination’s IP. This year, Green Hills Software will be adding support for the new Imagination 64-bit MIPS I6400 cores, and anticipates these products to be well received in markets such as storage, networking, digital entertainment, and consumer electronics, as well as any other industry that requires the utmost in reliability and high-productivity tools.

“Since announcing a comprehensive new agreement with Imagination one year ago, we have made significant progress in our plan to support all MIPS architectures and cores,” said Tim Reed, vice president, Advanced Products, Green Hills Software. “We have customers evaluating the latest offering, and companies have already reduced code sizes significantly by using the Green Hills compiler to recompile existing code to microMIPS. Imagination’s leading MIPS CPUs combined with the Green Hills tools allows our joint customers to take full advantage of the unrivalled performance and code efficiency for this class of products in the creation of innovative, cost-effective solutions.”

“We are passionate about MIPS, and in continuing to build an even broader ecosystem in support of MIPS customers across a broad range of markets,” said Tony King-Smith, executive vice president, marketing at Imagination. “With its popular embedded development solutions, Green Hills is an important member of the MIPS ecosystem. They are also a strategic partner for Imagination, and we are delighted to work with them to help joint customers get to market quickly with differentiated MIPS-based products.”

MIPS CPU support from Green Hills Software includes its C/C++ compiler, assembler and linker, binary toolchain, MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), Green Hills Probe, SuperTrace™ Probe and documentation.  The Green Hills safety-certified tools are used to build software running the most reliability-critical systems in the world, including systems used in aircraft, automobiles, trains, medical devices, and industrial controls.

Availability

Green Hills tools and compilers for MIPS, including microMIPS, are available from Green Hills today, and for MIPS 64-bit Warrior cores will be available in the second half of 2015.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT). In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL 6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: htpp://www.imgtec.com


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