27th August 2013

Imagination and Mentor extend partnership for open source, embedded tools support across all MIPS CPUs

Sourcery CodeBench from Mentor Graphics delivers exciting software opportunities for embedded development on MIPS CPUs


Sunnyvale, CA – 27
August 2013
Imagination
Technologies
(IMG.L), a leading multimedia, processor,
communications and cloud technologies company, announces a significant
expansion of its partnership with Mentor
Graphics
for Sourcery™ CodeBench development tools components for
MIPS CPUs, allowing developers to accelerate their development cycle
significantly thanks to the Mentor® open-source, low-cost and widely supported
software platform.

Sourcery
CodeBench for MIPS CPUs provides a complete C/C++ development environment that
includes an optimized GNU Compiler and Debugger. As a result of this extended
collaboration, embedded developers programming for the MIPS architecture will
benefit from a fully optimized implementation of all Sourcery CodeBench
editions across all major members of the MIPS CPU family, from low-end to
high-end, including the upcoming MIPS32 and MIPS64-based Series5 ‘Warrior’
generation of cores.

Says
Amit Rohatgi, VP marketing, Imagination: “To continue to grow our ecosystem,
and take the MIPS architecture to new heights, Imagination and Mentor Graphics
have entered into a new multi-year agreement. Open source tools and
technologies like Sourcery CodeBench are key drivers for proliferation of our
IP. We will continue to work closely together with Mentor to optimize the
toolchain and included components which will deliver added functionality and
improved performance for new and existing MIPS cores.”

Mark
Mitchell, general manager, Open Source Embedded Solutions at Mentor Graphics
says: “The MIPS architecture is one of the most storied – and most popular –
computer architectures in history, and is poised for even greater success now
that MIPS is under the stewardship of Imagination Technologies. Mentor Graphics
has been a proud MIPS partner for many years. The continuing collaboration
between Mentor Graphics and Imagination not only ensures the availability of
free, open-source toolchains for MIPS, but ongoing improvements in
functionality and performance for embedded developers.”

For
more information on Sourcery CodeBench, visit: http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/sourcery-tools/sourcery-codebench/overview/.

About
MIPS CPUs

MIPS
processor IP family is a comprehensive portfolio of low-power, high-performance
processor cores, ranging from high-end applications processors down to
extremely small, deeply embedded microcontrollers. With a strong position in
home entertainment and networking products and a growing position in mobile
devices, MIPS processors power billions of products around the globe, and are
supported by a broad ecosystem of software, operating systems and tools.

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor
Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software
design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning
support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems
companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last
fiscal year of about $1,090 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005
S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com.

Mentor
is a registered trademark and Sourcery is a trademark of Mentor Graphics
Corporation.

About Imagination

Imagination Technologies – a global
leader in multimedia, processor, communication and cloud technologies – creates
and licenses market-leading processor solutions including graphics, video, vision,
CPU and embedded processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform
V.VoIP and VoLTE, and cloud connectivity. These silicon and software
intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented
by an extensive portfolio of software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets
include mobile phone, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing,
in-car electronics, networking, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected
sensors. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading
semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate
headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices
worldwide. See:
www.imgtec.com.

Imagination
Technologies’ Press Contacts: 

UK: David Harold                                     david.harold@imgtec.com        +44 (0)1923 260 511

USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini                     jen.bernier@imgtec.com           +1
408-530-5178

Mentor
Graphics’ Press Contact: 

Sonia Harrison                                          sonia_harrison@mentor.com     +1 503.685.1165


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