Long-time MIPS(R) Architecture Licensee Selects the MIPS32(R) 24KE(TM) Family of High-Performance, Low-Power Processor Cores
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 24, 2006 -- MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, today announced that Toshiba Corporation has selected the MIPS32® 24KEc(TM) Pro and 24KEf(TM) Pro cores as the company's latest microprocessor line-up for providing advanced solutions for next-generation digital consumer products. Targeted applications will include DTV, HD DTV, and set-top boxes.
A long-standing MIPS Technologies licensee, Toshiba has previously licensed the MIPS® architecture to develop 32- and 64-bit offerings for a broad range of applications -- from digital cameras and automotive telematics to home gateways and office automation. Toshiba's MIPS-Based(TM) designs include the 128-bit Emotion Engine® multimedia processor developed with Sony for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system.
"As an existing licensee of the MIPS architecture, we are pleased to extend our long and successful relationship," said Yoshio Ooida, executive vice president, Semiconductor Company, Toshiba Corporation. "Leveraging the superior cost advantages, performance and low-power capabilities of the 24KE Pro cores enable us to rapidly design and bring to market feature-rich solutions for the digital consumer SoC market."
"We're delighted to deepen our long-standing commitment to Toshiba by providing them with both our industry-leading architecture and high performance core technology," said John Bourgoin, president and CEO, MIPS Technologies. "With the license of the award-winning 24KE core family, we look forward to increasing our global presence in the highly competitive digital entertainment markets in Japan and around the world."
The MIPS32 24KE(TM) core family leverages the high performance 24K(TM) microarchitecture while incorporating the MIPS® DSP Application Specific Extension (ASE). These instructions provide signal processing performance of up to 3x over a range of embedded applications compared to RISC implementations without the DSP ASE. The distinguishing feature of the 24KE family is that it provides very efficient DSP capability while significantly reducing overall SoC die area, cost and power consumption. The CorExtend(TM) capability of the 24KE Pro cores allows users to supercharge application performance by defining and adding their own instructions.
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.