High-Performance, Flexible MIPS32® 24KEf™ Pro Series® Core to Power Next-Generation Digital Home Devices
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - February 8, 2010 - MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, today announced that IC Plus Corp. licensed the MIPS32® 24KEf Pro synthesizable processor core for next-generation networking devices in the digital home. IC Plus, based in Taiwan, is a provider of integrated circuits for communications and networking.
"MIPS Technologies' processors offer an ideal balance of price, performance and power, along with optimizations for enabling technologies that are keys for next-generation connected digital home devices," said Albert Liu, vice president, R&D Division, IC Plus. "MIPS' considerable ecosystem in the digital home, as well as its foresight and leadership in driving the Android platform into new devices and applications, makes MIPS an important partner as we help our customers develop innovative devices for the fast-growing digital home market." "As high-resolution, high-bandwidth digital content migrates into new connected devices, designers need processor IP that offers high-performance processing while being scalable to optimize for low power," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing for MIPS Technologies. "With the industry's best performance per milliwatt and our broad ecosystem in the digital home and networking, MIPS Technologies' cores are ideal for next-generation converged products. We look forward to working with IC Plus, one of Taiwan's leading providers of networking and communications chips, as they roll out MIPS-Based designs."
About MIPS32 24KE Cores
The 24KE core family leverages the high-performance 24K® microarchitecture and adds the MIPS® DSP Application-Specific Extension (ASE), resulting in improved signal processing performance and efficient DSP capability while significantly reducing overall SoC die area, cost and power consumption. 24KE cores are supported by software development tools, the MIPS DSP Library and a third-party DSP applications network. Pro Series cores allow SoC designers to write their own instruction set extensions to significantly increase performance, reduce power consumption, implement critical operations and more, leading to highly differentiated and competitive products.
The 24KEf core includes a floating point unit that provides enhanced performance for graphics-intensive functionality, making it a critical technology for digital home devices and platforms such as Java, Adobe® Flash® Player and Android.
About IC Plus
IC Plus Corp, founded in July 1997, is a professional communications and networking IC design company in Taiwan. IC Plus focuses on high-speed and gigabit Ethernet receiver and transceiver ICs, including R&D and marketing. With leading high-speed mixed (analog and digital), high-performance DSP algorithm & design, and advanced EDA Tools, IC Plus stands out and flourishes among top communication and networking IC design companies. IC Plus headquarters are in Hsinchu, near the Science Based Industrial Park and the Sales & Marketing Division is in Taipei. Visit www.icplus.com.tw for more information.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores that power some of the world's most popular products for the home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets. These include 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 Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.