Design Services Company Leverages IP for Customers’ Next Generation Portable Devices
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – December 18, 2008 - MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard architectures, processors and analog IP for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, today announced that Gateway Silicon Inc. (GSI) licensed a wide range of its USB 2.0 OTG PHY IP cores. GSI acquired the rights to IP in 0.18µm, 0.13µm, 90nm G, 90nm LP and 65nm processes from Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing. As a design services company, GSI is leveraging the IP cores in platforms for customers’ next-generation portable devices.
“GSI offers a flexible turnkey model and a range of services and technologies to meet our customers’ unique design requirements,” said Mr. J.P. Peng, president, GSI. “Customers expect that the IP cores in our platforms are highly efficient and reliable. MIPS Technologies’ USB 2.0 OTG PHY IP cores are proven in multiple processes. With leading technologies such as these, we continue to help our customers create differentiated products for markets including portable consumer electronics.”
“As USB devices continue to proliferate beyond PCs and peripherals into consumer electronics, communications, portable, and even automotive markets, we are seeing increased demand for our broad selection of USB IP cores,” said Celio Albuquerque, director of physical solutions, IP Connectivity Solutions at MIPS Technologies. “We are pleased that a highly regarded design services company like Gateway Silicon is leveraging our IP to help its customers get products to market at the lowest possible cost and fastest time to integration.”
MIPS Technologies offers the broadest USB IP portfolio in the market, with silicon-proven and certified USB IP solutions in all major foundries and processes—including half nodes—backed by deep USB expertise and professional engineering support. MIPS Technologies has more than 90 USB PHY IP customers worldwide with more than 200 USB 2.0 PHY instantiations, more than 30 USB 2.0 certified products in mass-production, and more than 200 million high-speed USB chips produced to-date. MIPS Technologies is the first in the market to offer a choice of 2.5v and 1.8v transistors for USB PHYs.
About Gateway Silicon Inc.
GSI (Gateway Silicon Inc.) is a professional IC design service company founded in August 2006 at Hsin-chu Science Park, Taiwan. GSI focuses on research and development in analog/digital IP for consumer ICs, and provides services in SoC implementation and IC turnkey realization. Through GSI’s proprietary platform solutions, competitive wafer packaging and integrated turnkey services, customers can benefit from time to market and good quality IC products, from conceptual design and system verification to mass production. Visit http://www.gatewaysilicon.com for more information.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) is the world’s second largest semiconductor design IP company and the number one analog IP company worldwide. With more than 250 customers around the globe, MIPS Technologies is the only company that provides a combined portfolio of processors, analog IP and software tools for the embedded market. The company powers some of the world’s most popular products for the digital entertainment, home networking, wireless, and portable media markets—including broadband devices from Linksys, DTVs and digital consumer devices from Sony, DVD recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco, 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology and laser printers from Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (650) 567-5000 or visit www.mips.com.