MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIPS) , a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, today announced that Broadcom Corporation has extended its relationship with MIPS to drive the company’s current and future SoC designs. One of the first MIPS32(R) and MIPS64(R) architecture customers and an early adopter of MIPS’ core technology, Broadcom will license the entire range of MIPS32 processor cores to power next-generation products for business, service provider and consumer markets.
“Over the years, MIPS(R) processor technology has played a pivotal role in our development of cutting-edge designs for business and consumer markets,” said Daniel A. Marotta, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Communications Business Group, Broadcom Corporation. “Our decision to license the entire MIPS product line, with its unparalleled performance, low-power and cost benefits, will enable Broadcom to deliver a distinct competitive advantage in our designs as we respond to the evolving market needs of our customers.”
“We’re delighted that our growing relationship with Broadcom continues to help drive innovative products for the networking, broadband access and digital entertainment industries worldwide,” said John Bourgoin, president and chief executive officer at MIPS Technologies. “We look forward to broadening the scope of our relationship and providing next-generation solutions for the home, small business and enterprise markets.”
Broadcom has licensed the entire array of industry-leading MIPS32 processor cores, which consist of the following product lines:
34K(TM) Family — The first MIPS(R) cores to exploit multi-threading for embedded applications, the 34K family delivers significant gains in system performance and cost savings, with a very modest increase in die size.
24K(R) Family — The low-power 24K cores offer 660 MHz performance in a 90 nanometer G process, minimizing design time and reducing product costs. They are ideal for home entertainment applications as well as portable, battery powered consumer devices.
24KE(TM) Family — The high performance 24KE cores incorporates efficient DSP capability while significantly reducing overall SoC die area, cost, and power consumption and improving signal processing performance.
4KE(TM) Family — The highly-configurable 4KE cores offer SoC designers a tailored solution for high-performance, low-power consumer applications, giving them the flexibility to optimize applications by maximizing performance or minimizing power consumption.
4KS(TM) Family — The 4KSd secure data core is a high-performance processor that meets the needs of emerging secure data applications and the stringent power, security and size requirements for smart cards, without the need of a coprocessor.
M4K(TM) Core — The small, high-performance M4K core offers a superior solution for multi-CPU SoC designs, which are becoming increasingly popular in next-generation networking and broadband applications.
Pro Series(R) Family — Pro Series cores allow SoC designers to write their own instruction set extensions and create highly differentiated, highly competitive products. Using standard tools and software, designers can significantly increase performance, reduce power consumption, and more.
About MIPS Technologies
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that delivers 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions to the embedded market, and in combination with its licensees, offers the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products worldwide. MIPS Technologies licenses its intellectual property (IP) to today’s leading semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs.
Today, MIPS-Based(TM) designs are integrated in millions of products around the world, including broadband devices from Linksys, digital cameras from Canon, DTVs and entertainment systems from Sony, DVD Recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco and laser printers from Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is based in Mountain View, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, please contact 650-567-5000 or visit http://www.mips.com/.