One of Taiwan’s Largest Fabless Semiconductor Companies—SiS—Licenses MIPS32® 24Kc™ Core for Advanced Video Applications MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 29, 2007
- 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 SiS Holding Ltd., a subsidiary of Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS), has licensed the MIPS32® 24KcTM synthesizable processor core to advance development of applications for consumer electronics.
Asia Pacific continues to be the fastest growing region for MIPS Technologies, driving the company's continued leadership in markets including cable set-top boxes, DVD recorders and cable modems. According to market research firm In-Stat in its Consumer Electronics Rollup 2007, the market for these digital consumer products is expanding significantly: DVD recorders are growing at a 33% annual rate, set top boxes will see 18.5% growth through 2010, and portable digital audio players will show significant worldwide growth of 41.8% annually.
"As a leading provider of core logic chipsets in Taiwan and beyond, we are pleased that SiS has selected the MIPS-VerifiedTM 24Kc core for its next-generation digital entertainment applications," said Brad Holtzinger, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "We look forward to teaming with SiS to bring high-performance solutions to market as products for the digital living room continue to proliferate."
"We are pleased to be working closely with the market leader in digital consumer IP as SiS continues to gain traction in that market," said Michael Chen, CTO at SiS. "We chose the MIPS 24Kc not only because we believe it offers the perfect combination of high performance and area and power efficiency, but also because the MIPS ecosystem, including development tools, reference flows, and partners across the design chain will help us to quickly bring high-quality products to market."
The 24K® core family offers superior performance and low power consumption while minimizing die area and cost. Tailored SoC design methodologies, an Open Core Protocol (OCP) interconnect structure, standard libraries and on chip memories from industry-leading companies ensure that products based on 24K cores are brought to market with speed, ease and efficiency. To-date, MIPS32 24K cores have been selected by more than 40 companies around the world for their
About Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS)
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) is a worldwide leader in the development of leading-edge core logic chipsets. Over the last 20 years, its products have been widely used in various applications such as Desktop PCs, notebook PCs, Embedded Systems, Wireless Communications, Servers, and Digital Entertainment Devices. Furthermore, in order to provide a full-scope of solutions for customers, SiS gets involved in DRAM Module business. With the accumulated PC-based chipset developing experiences and its remarkably innovative technologies, SiS is able to fulfill customers' requirements and even exceed their expectations. Therefore, the company has built up close partnerships with numerous worldwide customers, and won the reputation of "Outstanding Chipset Innovator." For more information, visit www.sis.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-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.