MIPS32(R) Core is Company's Platform of Choice for New ABS-S SoC
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Apr 17, 2012 -- MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications, announced that SICMicro selected MIPS32(R) processor cores for the new generation of its highly-secure decoder SoCs for China's rapidly-growing ABS-S set-top box market. ABS-S is the direct-to-home (DTH) technology for satellite transmission in China, supporting broadcast, data distribution and interactive services.
Powered by dual MIPS32 4KEc(R) cores, SICMicro's new SIC6008 decoder chip for broadcast satellite and terrestrial dual-mode set-top boxes integrates an advanced hardware module to ensure data security, as well as rich peripheral interfaces to support GPRS and other extensions. The 4KEc cores are among MIPS' most popular processors, powering generations of set-top boxes, DTVs and numerous other products around the globe.
"We are committed to providing our customers throughout China with the most comprehensive, reliable and secure solutions for satellite and terrestrial broadcasting," said Yidong Li, vice president of marketing and sales, SICMicro. "After careful deliberation, we made the strategic business decision to select a MIPS processor as our application platform of choice for our advanced set-top box SoC."
"SICMicro is an emerging provider of advanced SoCs for the high-growth set-top box market in China, and we're delighted to play a significant role in the development of its next-generation chipsets," said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. "We look forward to a mutually successful collaboration as MIPS continues to extend our considerable presence in Greater China."
Established in February 2009 and based in Chongqing and Beijing China, SICMicro is focused on VLSI system-on-chip (SoC) design and development for digital TV and broadband access networks. The Company's comprehensive solutions, products and services include multi-mode high-definition digital video codec technology, SoC chips and software customization services, set-top boxes and software integration. For more information, visit www.sicmicro.com.cn/ .
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications. The MIPS architecture powers some of the world's most popular 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 .