Dell Joins EEMBC to Collaborate on Industry Standard Benchmark Development

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., April 5, 2012  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL), a leader in worldwide innovative technology, business solutions and services, is the consortium's newest member. Dell has joined the association's Consumer Subcommittee, which includes the working groups focusing on developing mobile device benchmarks, especially in the area of smartphone and tablet benchmarking.

EEMBC was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the hardware and software used in embedded systems. EEMBC benchmarks help predict the performance of embedded processors and systems in a range of applications (i.e. automotive/industrial, digital imaging and entertainment, networking, office automation, telecommunications, and connected devices) and disciplines (processor core functionality, floating-point, Java, multicore, and energy consumption). The new EEMBC BrowsingBench and AndEBench provide unbiased measurement of the browsing and Android experience of smartphones and other connected devices.

"We welcome Dell to the consortium and look forward to the insight that they can offer to help EEMBC define and create our next generation AndEBench and BrowsingBench benchmark suites," said EEMBC President Markus Levy. "Dell involvement in our working groups will ensure a fair and equitable benchmark for the industry."

"As a member of the Consumer Subcommittee, Dell will utilize EEMBC benchmark standards to help select the most effective processing solutions for our next generation of tablets and mobile devices, as well as contributing to EEMBC BrowsingBench, AndEBench, and other relevant benchmark suites" said Brian Zucker, Director of Performance Engineering at Dell. "Benchmarks such as BrowsingBench benefit our customers by enabling industry standard performance measurements for key user activities like web browsing."

About Dell, Inc.
Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) listens to customers and delivers worldwide innovative technology, business solutions and services they trust and value. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

About EEMBC
EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers select the right embedded processors for their systems.  With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Technology Center.

EEMBC members include ACE Associated Compiler Experts, AMD, Analog Devices, Andes Technology, Applied Micro, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, Cypress Semiconductor, Dell Computer, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Infineon Technologies, Intel, Lockheed Martin, LSI, Marvell Semiconductor, MediaTek, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, MStar Semiconductor, NetLogic Microsystems, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas Electronics, Research In Motion, Samsung Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Texas Instruments, TOPS Systems, Wind River Systems, and Xilinx.

For more information, visit www.eembc.org.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc. EEMBC and BrowsingBench are registered trademarks of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC)

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