Art Swift, MIPS Technologies
EETimes (12/15/2009 2:03 AM EST)
A recent EE Times article indicated that today's embedded processor wars are being waged by two main players—Intel and ARM. Yet the title of that article, "ARM wants every MIPS socket," indicates—and rightly so—that there is another important player in the mix.
MIPS Technologies comfortably holds the number one market position in devices that require a mix of heavy multimedia processing and connectivity: digital TVs; cable, satellite and IPTV set-top boxes; Blu-ray Disc players; DVD players and digital video recorders. MIPS is also the number one processor architecture for markets requiring high-bandwidth connectivity, including Wi-Fi access points/routers and broadband customer premises equipment (CPE).
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