MIPS32® Core Powering Devices for Portable Media and Automotive Entertainment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 30, 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 Taiwan-based IC provider Terawins, Inc. licensed the MIPS32® 24KEc processor core for development of devices for a range of portable LCD products including digital photo frames, portable media players and automotive DVD/TV.
"Consumer expectations for in-car entertainment have evolved dramatically from CD players to sophisticated rear-seat systems incorporating high-end DVD players and TVs," said the president of Terawins, Inc. "Our customers developing these and other portable media products must deliver cutting-edge designs that anticipate evolving trends. MIPS Technologies' market leading processors for multimedia applications and its thriving ecosystem including Android support will enable our customers to create a new generation of unique and highly-competitive solutions."
"The Greater China market continues to be our fastest growing region, with industry innovators like Terawins contributing to MIPS Technologies' continued expansion into high-growth segments such as automotive entertainment," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. "MIPS Technologies' processor cores offer an ideal combination of high performance and power efficiency. Together with our strong and growing ecosystem, MIPS Technologies is well positioned to be the provider of choice for next-generation portable media devices."
The MIPS32 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.
About Terawins, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Terawins is a market leader in mixed signal IC and SoC development for multimedia and flat panel display applications. Terawins currently holds a high percentage share in the worldwide portable LCD and automotive DVD/TV market. Terawins is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with offices in Shenzhen, China. For more information, visit www.terawins.com.tw, or call (02) 8227-8277.
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.