AMIMON’s MIPS-Based™ WHDI™ Products Enable Wireless Mirroring of HD Content from Tablets, Mobile Phones and DTVs
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - June 28, 2011-MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, announced that WHDI founding member AMIMON, the market leader in wireless High Definition, licensed the MIPS32® M4K® processor core for development of its third-generation transmitter and receiver chips designed for the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard. AMIMON is a long-time MIPS licensee, having leveraged MIPS cores for its previous generation WHDI products. Numerous companies are developing products based on AMIMON's MIPS-Based chipsets which wirelessly deliver full uncompressed 1080p/60Hz HD video and audio content throughout the entire home, with no need for cables or installations.
AMIMON's chips connect wirelessly between a broad range of video transmitting devices-including set-top boxes, PCs, game consoles and cameras-and display devices such as HDTVs. AMIMON's WHDI technology connects any mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, to the TV to enable users to wirelessly mirror content from their mobile device and the TV. The technology has low power consumption for long battery life, and less than one millisecond of latency aimed at providing an excellent user experience in interactive real-time applications and games.
"AMIMON's WHDI technology is fast becoming the method of choice for wirelessly mirroring HD content from mobile devices and DTVs," said Dr. Zvi Reznic, CTO of AMIMON. "The MIPS32 M4K core has a compact footprint, low latency and low power design that is ideal for our continued expansion in mobile products such as smartphones and tablets. We built our successful product line on top of the MIPS architecture, with multiple products from leading TV manufacturers already in the market. Production is ramping quickly with multiple OEMs and CE manufacturers for our second generation MIPS-based WHDI chipsets, and we are pleased to continue our partnership with MIPS for future generations."
"AMIMON's products are a perfect example of the convergence we are seeing across consumer electronics markets. Consumers today want to experience high-definition content on any screen, at any time, anywhere at home. With its innovative WHDI technology, AMIMON is enabling users to experience HD content seamlessly across their devices. As a long-time MIPS licensee, we are pleased to see AMIMON's continued and increasing success in the market. As more and more content travels across networks, the ability to deliver HD content with a wireless link that has the same functionality, cost and quality as a wired link, is a compelling value proposition," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing and business development, MIPS Technologies.
WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) connects the content on all HD devices to the TV. WHDI technology enables wireless delivery of uncompressed HDTV throughout the home with video rates of up to 1080p in the 5Ghz unlicensed band. WHDI surpasses competitive technologies by providing outstanding and consistent picture quality equivalent to wired HDMI cable, low latency, multi-room availability and low power consumption. For more information about WHDI, visit http://www.whdi.org/ or join the discussion on Facebook or Linked In. You can also follow @WHDI on Twitter.
Wireless connectivity is changing the way consumers view high-definition content from mobile devices, at home and on the go. AMIMON, a market leader in wireless HD and universal mobile connectivity, is harnessing the power of mobile devices to bring their HD content to the TV screen. As a founding member of the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard, AMIMON's semiconductor solutions utilize WHDI to give consumers convenience and flexibility to access and view content on devices from all manufacturers via the TV. AMIMON is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif.; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan and Shenzhen, China. To connect with AMIMON, visit http://www.AMIMON.com and http://www.whdi.org, like WHDI on Facebook.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications. The MIPS architecture powers some of the world's most popular electronic products, 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 Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.