02-28-2012 03:40 AM CET - IT, New Media & Software
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Opera Mobile Comes to MIPS-Based™ Android™ Tablets

Press release from: MIPS Technologies, Inc.
PR Agency: Agentur Lorenzoni GmbH, Public Relations
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Spain – February 27, 2012 – MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, and Opera Software have worked together to optimize the highly popular Opera Mobile browser for MIPS-Based™ Android™ mobile devices.

The Opera Mobile browser is the leading third-party browser on the Android platform, with smooth browsing, data compression using the Opera Turbo feature, and industry-leading HTML5 support. Highlights from the new Opera Mobile Labs release include advanced HTML5 and WebGL support.

MIPS and Opera will demonstrate the Opera Mobile browser running on new MIPS-Based Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” tablets during Mobile World Congress (MWC) being held February 27 – March 1, 2012, in Barcelona, Spain. Consumers who already have an Android tablet or phone running on a MIPS-Based chip now have the power of Opera Mobile available for download.

“Opera provides more than just browser – the company’s technology provides a window to the World Wide Web, as well as web-based services and apps. With long experience in HTML5 support, Opera offers an outstanding web experience, now available on MIPS-Based mobile devices,” said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies.

“Opera and MIPS have collaborated on the TV platform for a long time, and now, we’ve decided to work together also to give people a great experience on mobile products,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “We invite MWC attendees to visit our booth and see the amazing result we’ve achieved by optimizing our browser for MIPS-based Android mobile devices for the first time.”

Availability and demonstration at Mobile World Congress
Opera Mobile Labs Edition with support for the MIPS® architecture is available for download now at dev.opera.com/articles/view/opera-mobile-12-android-ics-m....

To see the Opera Mobile Labs Edition running on the world’s first Android 4.0 tablet, MWC attendees can visit the Opera booth (Hall 1, booth C44). To arrange a demonstration with Opera at MWC, contact Pål Unanue-Zahl palu[at]opera.com, mobile: +47 99 73 79 51.

To schedule a demonstration with MIPS at MWC, contact info@mips.com. For more information about MIPS Technologies at the show, visit www.virtualpressoffice.com/kit/ma5n.

About Opera Software ASA
The worldwide World Wide Web — any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 250 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything.

Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

About MIPS Technologies, Inc. (www.mips.com)
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.

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MIPS and MIPS-Based are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other countries of MIPS Technologies, Inc. OPERA, OPERA SOFTWARE, OPERA MINI and the O logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

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MIPS Technologies B.V., Tauberstr. 20b, 58553 Halfer, ph. +49 2191 900 200, eurosales@mips.com, www.mips.com

Media contacts:
MIPS Technologies, Jen Bernier, ph: +1 408-530-5178; jenb@mips.com
Agency Lorenzoni GmbH, Public Relations, Landshuter Str. 29, 85435 Erding; ph: +49 8122 559170; www.lorenzoni.de; Beate Lorenzoni-Felber, beate@lorenzoni.de

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