MIPS Technologies Joins the Open Handset Alliance

Enables Developers to Leverage Android™ on MIPS-Based™ Mobile Devices

SUNNYVALE, Calif. —October 12, 2009 —
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores, announced it has joined the Open Handset AllianceTM, a group of more than 45 technology and mobile companies working to offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience. The Open Handset Alliance developed Android, the first complete, open and free mobile platform. As a member of the Open Handset Alliance, MIPS Technologies will work with other members to contribute to continued development and success of the Android platform for mobile devices.

MIPS Technologies is already an active developer and contributor to Android development, recently making publicly available its source code optimized for the MIPS® architecture. As part of its relationship with the Open Handset Alliance, MIPS will contribute the Android on MIPS code to the Android Open Source Project.

"The Open Handset Alliance was visionary in starting Android, and we are pleased to be contributing to that vision, helping developers quickly and easily create new and innovative internet-connected devices and applications," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. "We are excited to be enabling developers to create MIPS-Based mobile solutions around Android. This complements the work we have already been doing with Android, and offers our customers even more options for next-generation devices."

For more information about the Android platform and MIPS, or to access the full source code for MIPS Technologies' port of Android to the MIPS32® architecture, including a reference binary and documentation, please visit www.mips.com/android or email Email Contact.

For more information on the Open Handset Alliance, please visit: www.openhandsetalliance.com.

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: 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 or visit www.mips.com.




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