MIPS32(R) 4KEc(R) Hard IP Core Vital to Next-Generation Broadband Access Equipment; Greater China Remains Fastest Growth Market for MIPSMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Sept. 18, 2007
-- MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS - News), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, announced today that Shanghai-based Opulan Technologies Corporation has extended its commitment to the industry-standard MIPS® architecture and cores, selecting the MIPS32® 4KEc® hard IP core for next-generation broadband access SoC designs.
Developed by MIPS Technologies' Shanghai R&D facility and targeting TSMC's 130nm process, the 4KEc hard core is a technology-specific implementation of the synthesizable 32-bit 4KEc processor. Opulan is the latest China licensee to develop MIPS-Verified(TM) designs, further establishing Greater China as MIPS' fastest growth market worldwide.
"As a current licensee with MIPS-Based(TM) products under development, we were very confident in our decision to expand our relationship with MIPS," said Zheng Liu, chief executive officer at Opulan Technologies. "The 4KEc hard core is a cost-effective, low-risk alternative to synthesizable design that allows us to deliver cutting-edge broadband solutions to market quickly and easily."
"SoC designers and system OEMs faced with cost and time constraints require ready-to-use solutions that combine high performance with superior area- and power-efficiency," said Brad Holtzinger, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "We're delighted that Opulan will leverage our proven 4KEc hard core to usher in a new generation of innovative broadband products in China and around the world."
According to Infonetics Research's latest Broadband Aggregation Hardware and Subscribers report, the number of worldwide DSL subscribers are forecast to reach almost 206 million in 2007, a 23% increase over 2006, and double-digit annual growth is expected through 2010. In broadband applications, MIPS Technologies has a commanding market presence in segments including cable modems, ADSL, VDSL and WLAN.About MIPS Technologies
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS - News) 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 Opulan Technologies Corp.
Opulan Technologies Corp. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and marketing of IP convergence chip solutions for xDSL, IPTV, 3G infrastructure, carrier Ethernet, NGN and FTTx access to telecommunications OEMs worldwide. Opulan has operational facilities in Cupertino California, Shanghai China and Hong Kong. For more information, visit http://www.opulan.com
, or call +86-21-50271055.