Asia Pacific Remains Fastest Growing Market for MIPS-Based™ Designs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 19, 2007 – 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 TrendChip Technologies Corporation, Asia’s leading developer of ADSL chipsets, has licensed the MIPS32® 24KE™ and multi-threaded MIPS32 34K™ processor cores for next-generation broadband access products. In broadband, MIPS has a commanding market presence in segments including cable modems, ADSL, VDSL and WLAN.
TrendChip joins an impressive list of Taiwanese companies currently developing MIPS-Verified™ designs for digital home, networking, communications and portable entertainment applications – all markets where MIPS holds an impressive market position. The rapid adoption of MIPS in Taiwan has contributed to making the Greater China region the fastest-growing market for MIPS worldwide.
According to In-Stat Research, the global broadband subscriber base will reach 567 million by 2011 – nearly double the current total of 285 million worldwide. DSL and cable modem services are the top access technologies, providing 92% of worldwide broadband connections.
"Today’s broadband SoCs must meet superior levels of performance to support increased functionality, faster data streams, and rapidly evolving industry standards," said Shin-Jou Fang, CEO of TrendChip. “Leveraging the industry-leading 24KE cores and multi-threaded 34K family gives us the ability to deliver powerful VDSL2 designs that are also energy- and cost-efficient.”
"We’re delighted that TrendChip has standardized on the MIPS architecture to develop robust, low-cost and low-power solutions for the broadband access market," said Brad Holtzinger, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "Broadband continues to be a hot space and we look forward to teaming with TrendChip to extend our leadership in broadband throughout Asia and around the globe."
About the MIPS32 24KE and 34K Core Families
The high-performance 24KE cores incorporate efficient DSP capability while significantly reducing overall SoC die area, cost, and power consumption and improving signal processing performance. The first MIPS® cores to exploit multi-threading for embedded applications, the 34K core family delivers significant gains in system performance and cost savings, with a very modest increase in die size.
About MIPS Technologies
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) 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 currently owns more than 400 patent properties (patents and applications) worldwide and licenses its intellectual property to today’s leading semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs.
Today, MIPS-Based™ 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.
About TrendChip Technologies
Founded in 2001,TrendChip Technologies Corporation is a fast-growing communication IC company focusing on broadband ICs including DSL chipsets. TrendChip has shipped more than 12 million DSL chipsets to 30 telephone companies/ISPs in more than 20 countries worldwide.
TrendChip is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information, please visit http://www.trendchip.com.tw.