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Mozilla Firefox 18 Boosts Performance with IonMonkey

Jan 09, 2013, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Mozilla is out with its first Firefox release of 2013 today, accelerating the open source web browser with a new engine.

Firefox 18 includes the IonMonkey JavaScript engine that Mozilla first started testing in September of 2012. IonMonkey can improve performance by as much as 25 percent for JavaScript heavy pages, by introducing an extra layer of JavaScript optimization known as intermediate representation (IR).

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