Opera TV Now Available for MIPS™ Architecture

Monday, March 19th, 2012
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MIPS and Opera Demonstrating Optimized Technology at CCBN in Beijing and IP&TV World Forum in London

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking, mobile and embedded applications, and Opera Software have teamed to bring the powerful Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) to the MIPS® processor architecture. Based on this collaboration, the Opera TV Store and the Opera TV browser with WebGL™ support are now available for MIPS-Based™ DTVs, set-top boxes and other digital home devices.

The Opera TV Store is a complete HTML5-based solution providing a collection of high-quality web-based apps that are optimized for HD-ready TVs and standard remote control devices. The Opera TV browser brings Opera’s deep experience with mobile and desktop browsing to provide a premium and familiar web experience to TVs. Both the Opera TV browser and the Opera TV Store are powered by the Opera Devices SDK 3.3, the latest version of Opera’s development toolkit for TV manufacturers.

“After recently announcing availability of the popular Opera Mobile browser for MIPS-Based Android™ mobile devices, we are pleased to mark yet another milestone with Opera. HTML5 and WebGL applications will be extremely important for the next-generation consumer experience in the digital home. We are excited to work with Opera to bring an outstanding web experience to the TV,” said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies.

“Working together with MIPS to bring the web to another type of screen is exciting for us,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “By bringing the Opera TV Store and the Opera TV browser to devices powered by the MIPS architecture, together we keep improving the TV web experience and making it more accessible.”

Upcoming Demonstrations

MIPS Technologies will demonstrate the Opera Devices SDK solutions running on MIPS-Based devices during the China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) Exhibition being held March 21-23 in Beijing, China. Advanced demos will include the recently released version of the Opera TV Store, the Opera TV browser on Linux and Android platforms, and WebGL for the 3D web experience on Linux. CCBN attendees can see the demonstrations in the MIPS booth: General Service Building, meeting room #214.

Opera will demonstrate its enhanced TV Store and new TV browser for Android and Linux platforms on the MIPS-Based BCM7425 SoC from Broadcom at the IP&TV World Forum in London, being held March 20-March 22, in booth C95 in the Olympia Exhibition Center.