Alliance Adds Critical Voice over IP Applications to MIPS Technologies' Already Robust Software Ecosystem
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Sept. 13, 2005-- MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) and Trinity Convergence today announced that Trinity Convergence signed a development agreement and is porting its award-winning VeriCall Edge(TM) voice over IP (VoIP) and voice + video over IP (V2IP) embedded software solution to the MIPS32(R) 24KE(TM) family of cores.
This agreement enables MIPS Technologies to build significantly on its existing VoIP software Ecosystem and allows Trinity Convergence to extend its solution set to a broader range of MIPS-Based(TM) platforms.
Introduced in May 2005, the MIPS32 24KE family of cores is the first to integrate the MIPS(R) DSP Application-Specific Extension (ASE). The 24KE core family leverages the high performance 24K(TM) microarchitecture and efficiently adds DSP functionality while significantly reducing overall SoC die area, cost, and power consumption.
VeriCall EdgeTM IP communications software provides a fully integrated solution for enabling the delivery of standards-based voice and video services to consumer devices and other communications end-points. VeriCall Edge software provides ODMs and OEMs with all of the media processing, packet handling and call control functionality required to create a turnkey VoIP or voice + video over IP (V2IP) solution that supports a range of wired and wireless devices.
VeriCall Edge software allows developers to quickly introduce voice and video functionality into price-sensitive, consumer end-point devices without the need for costly and power-hungry ASICs, digital signal processors (DSPs) or external video accelerators. Trinity Convergence specifically architected its VeriCall Edge solution to enable the development of single chip, DSP-free communications devices that significantly reduce development costs, design complexity and time-to-market -- without compromising on flexibility or performance.
VeriCall Edge software supports a wide range of VoIP and V2IP devices including VoIP phones, video phones, voice/video over Wi-Fi handsets, PDA voice/video phones, dual-mode handsets (cellular plus voice/video over-Wi-Fi), residential gateways, video conferencing units and personal media terminals.
"For OEMs looking to leverage the efficiency and cost savings of a single design environment and accelerate their time to market, this alliance is great news," said Russ Bell, vice president of marketing for MIPS Technologies. "The combination of Trinity's VeriCall Edge software solution and the performance, low power consumption and DSP functionality of our 24KE processor cores will enable them to excel in a cost-sensitive and rapidly evolving marketplace."
"This joint development ultimately increases the breadth and depth of fully-validated VoIP solutions available to SoC designers," said Mark Felice, vice president of sales and marketing, Trinity Convergence. "The MIPS 24KE core helps to satisfy our customers' need for a low-power, single-processor solution in their voice and video over IP equipment designs. We believe the integration work we are working on will help to accelerate the deployment of new and compelling consumer VoIP solutions."
About MIPS Technologies
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that is delivering 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions. The company licenses its intellectual property to semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs. MIPS Technologies and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products. The company is based in Mountain View, Calif., and can be reached at +1-650-567-5000 or http://www.mips.com.
About Trinity Convergence
Trinity Convergence provides integrated embedded software solutions, for delivering voice and video services over IP networks, to manufacturers of communications equipment and consumer electronics. The company's VeriCall family of software products speeds the time-to-market and reduces overall costs by streamlining the design, development and testing of its customers' voice and video equipment. Trinity Convergence is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, with regional offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, visit http://www.trinityconvergence.com.
NOTE: MIPS, MIPS32, 24K, and 24KE are trademarks or registered trademarks of MIPS Technologies, Inc. in the US and other countries. VeriCall is a registered trademark and VeriCall Edge is a trademark of Trinity Convergence, Inc. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.
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