Imagination Technologies announces the availability of Java SE 8 for the MIPS architecture. This new release is part of an ongoing collaboration between Imagination and Oracle intended to enhance Java for embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) applications and optimize Java for the MIPS CPU architecture.
Java is the foundation for a broad range of networked applications and is a global standard for developing and delivering embedded, web-based and enterprise content, and applications. It is also playing an increasing role in the IoT.
With Java support for the MIPS architecture, MIPS licensees can make use of this highly portable language and platform for a broad range of applications including routers, wireless access points, residential gateways, next-generation consumer premises equipment (CPE), other networking equipment, mobile devices, IoT, embedded and more.
Georges Saab, vice president development, Java Platform at Oracle, says: “The MIPS architecture is widely used in networking, embedded and other key markets. Java support for MIPS will enable application development on the many MIPS-based devices such as gateways and routers that are out there in the market, and will play a key role for emerging and future devices. Imagination and MicroDoc, who are working on MIPS platform ports, will provide the foundation for connected devices, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with both companies in support of MIPS.”
Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination, says: “As products such as gateways and routers increasingly incorporate more features, and as products of all types are increasingly connected, it’s vital that we enable key industry enablers like Java for MIPS CPUs and our other IP families. The large installed base of MIPS-based products can benefit from Java, and as MIPS continues to drive into the IoT and other areas, the opportunity continues to grow. We are delighted to continue our work with Oracle and its partners to deliver great Java performance and applications.”
Dan Artusi, VP & general manager, Lantiq – an Intel Company: “This development is very exciting for Lantiq. We are pleased to be working closely with Oracle to enable Java on our MIPS-based chipsets for broadband access and home networking. These products already provide unprecedented levels of quality and advanced features. With Oracle Java on MIPS, our customers have access to an established platform to develop a range of exciting new applications for next-generation networks and the connected home.”
Demonstration and Presentation at Imagination Summit Silicon Valley
Imagination and partners will demonstrate Java SE 8 for MIPS at the upcoming Imagination Summit Silicon Valley. In addition, Jai Suri, director of product management at Oracle, will speak at the Summit. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara on Thursday, May 21st. Visit http://www.imgtec.com/events/detail.asp?ID=37 for more information.
Java SE 8 for the MIPS32 architecture will be available during Q2 2015 directly from MicroDoc GmbH, a Java Integrator.
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 to 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: www.imgtec.com.