EXCESS BANDWIDTH CORPORATION BECOMES MIPS TECHNOLOGIES' LICENSEE; OBTAINS MIPS32-BASED PROCESSOR CORE LICENSE
Communications Startup To Apply 32-bit MIPS-based[tm] Processor IP (Intellectual Property) In Next Generation Very-High-Bit-Rate Communications Solutions
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif, (January 13, 2000) MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIPS) today announced that Excess Bandwidth Corporation, a developer of ICs for high-bandwidth communication systems, has acquired a license for MIPS Technologies' MIPS32[tm] processor core technology. Excess Bandwidth will utilize the processor in communication ICs that will enable the next generation of high-speed communications.
"We chose MIPS Technologies' IP because it fits well with our technology and product development programs, " points out Steve Dines, Excess Bandwidth Corporation's CEO. "MIPS Technologies' 32-bit processor provides the level of intelligence appropriate to solving broadband data communications problems and our license gives us the ability to apply it in a cost-effective manner. With our license, we can implement powerful high-speed communications solutions that takes full advantage of the powerful 32-bit technology and still gives us the flexibility to design to our chosen process and technology guidelines."
"MIPS Technologies' 32-bit processor cores can be licensed in a variety of ways" said Derek Meyer, vice president of field operations at MIPS Technologies. "Broadband communications semiconductor companies such as Excess Bandwidth Corporation can take advantage of the huge base of MIPS-compatible development tools, and still choose the design implementation and manufacturing technology that best fits their internal technology development."
"This agreement helps position MIPS Technologies as the leading embedded processor architecture for high-end communications systems," notes Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at The Linley Group. "This alliance is good for Excess Bandwidth Corporation because it gives them a jump-start on developing high performance SOC communications IC solutions."
About Excess Bandwidth Corp.
Excess Bandwidth Corporation is a high-technology start-up that develops and markets intelligent broadband communications semiconductors. The company uses a strong systems and mixed-signal IC design expertise to focus on high performance broadband multi-service communications solutions. It is based in Santa Clara, California and can be reached at 408-988-3827.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc. -end-
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is one of the world's primary architects of embedded 32- and 64-bit RISC processors. 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, Inc. and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products.Licensees currently include: Alchemy (Cadence); ATI Technologies Inc.; Broadcom Corporation; Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing; CommQuest (IBM); ESS Technology, Inc.; General Instrument Corporation; Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT); Lara Technology, Inc.; LSI Logic Corporation; Macronix; NEC Corporation; NKK Corporation; Philips Semiconductors; Quantum Effect Devices, Inc. (QED); SandCraft, Inc.; SiByte, Inc; Sony Corporation; Synova; Texas Instruments Incorporated; and Toshiba Corporation. Numerous companies utilize MIPS-based[tm] intellectual property. MIPS Technologies, Inc. is based in Mountain View, California, and can be reached at 650-567-5000 or http://www.mips.com.
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