MIPS Technologies Continues to Gain Traction in the Digital Living Room
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 22, 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 AMIMON, an emerging leader in semiconductor technology for wireless transmission of high-definition (HD) video, has licensed the low-power MIPS32® M4K® core for development of wireless HD audio and video transfer applications.
The market for HD video is already booming for devices including HDTV and DVD players. ABI Research forecasted sales of 2.4 million HD video players in 2007, rising to 55 million in 2011, and In-Stat predicted that more than 60 million households will have at least one wide screen, HDTV display in their home by the end of 2007. AMIMON's new WHDITM chipsets for wireless streaming of uncompressed HD video and audio are poised to help grow the market even further by enabling a new generation of wireless HD products.
"To achieve the wire-like quality and speed of AMIMON's wireless HD technology for consumer electronic devices, the underlying technology must offer the best possible mix of high performance, low cost and low power," said Yoav Nissan-Cohen, CEO, AMIMON. "The MIPS32 M4K core delivers on this promise, and because it is small and synthesizable, it also offers the design flexibility we need to quickly get our products to market."
"Companies like AMIMON are pioneering the next generation of technology for the digital home, and we are very pleased that they chose MIPS," said Brad Holtzinger, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "With today's consumer electronics, it's all about performance, power and price, and the M4K core wins in each of these areas. MIPS continues to be the technology of choice for the digital home for products like cable modems, DVD recorders, DTVs, and cable set-top boxes."
MIPS Technologies offers SoC designers a comprehensive range of MIPS-VerifiedTM solutions for high-performance, low-power, cost-effective consumer applications. The small, high-performance M4K core offers a superior solution for multi-CPU SoC designs, which are becoming increasingly popular in next-generation networking and broadband applications.
AMIMON is a fabless semiconductor company pioneering wireless uncompressed high-definition video for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON's uncompressed Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDITM) allows flat-panel televisions and multimedia projectors to wirelessly interface to all HDTV video sources at a quality equivalent to that achieved with wired interfaces such as component video, DVI and HDMITM. The company is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA, and Tokyo, Japan. More information is available at www.AMIMON.com.
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-BasedTM 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.