MIPS TECHNOLOGIES AND ITEX SIGN LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR 32-BIT CORES ITeX to Integrate MIPS-based 32-bit Cores Into Advanced DSL Communication Controllers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., -- September 6, 2000 - MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS, MIPSB), a leading provider of industry standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and network applications, and Integrated Telecom Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITeX), an industry leader in proven, deployed, high performance DSL chipset and software solutions, today announced that ITeX has signed a licensing agreement for the MIPS32 4Kc 32-bit processor core. The agreement enables ITeX to integrate MIPS32 4Kc processor technology into its advanced DSL controllers.
?We are pleased that ITeX has chosen to utilize MIPS Technologies? industry-leading processor cores,? said John Bourgoin, president and CEO of MIPS Technologies, Inc. "Their DSL solutions have achieved excellent market acceptance and their choice to join the MIPS community validates the MIPS architecture as the defacto standard for communications and networking applications."
?MIPS-based processor cores provide the performance and scalability we need,? stated Rich Forte, President and CEO of ITeX. ?The communications market is evolving rapidly with new performance requirements and standards. The standard MIPS architecture gives us a proven platform upon which to build our products, getting us to market faster with higher performance products.?
About ITeX, Inc.
ITeX, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, designs, develops and manufactures ADSL CPE and CO solutions. ITeX's intellectual property, engineering expertise and strategic partnerships with key companies around the globe have been carefully built up since the company was founded to accelerate the deployment and adoption of ADSL to the mass market. ITeX and SAM are trademarks of Integrated Telecom Express, Inc. All other trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and network 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, Inc. and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products.
Licensees currently include: Alchemy Semiconductor, Inc.; Altera Corporation; ATI Technologies, Inc.; Broadcom Corporation; Centillium Communications, Inc.; Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing; CommQuest (IBM); Conexant Systems, Inc.; ESS Technology, Inc.; Excess Bandwidth; General Instrument Corporation; Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT); Lara Networks, Inc.; LSI Logic Corporation; Macronix; Metalink Ltd.; NEC Corporation; NKK Corporation; Philips Semiconductors; Quantum Effect Devices, Inc. (QED); QuickLogic Corporation; Sandcraft, Inc.; SiByte, Inc.; Sony Corporation; Synova; Texas Instruments Incorporated; Toshiba Corporation; and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Numerous companies utilize MIPS-based? intellectual property. MIPS Technologies, Inc. is based in Mountain View, California, and can be reached at +1 650-567-5000 or http://www.mips.com. end
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