License will Enable Genesys Logic to Couple On-Chip Processing With High-Speed I/O
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and TAIPEI, Taiwan, September 8, 2003 - MIPS Technologies, Inc. and Genesys Logic, a pioneer in USB technology, today announced that Genesys Logic has taken a license for the MIPS32™ 4Kc™ and 4Kp™ processor cores and the SOC-it™ system controller. Genesys Logic will use the high-performance technologies to develop more sophisticated 32-bit SOC designs including SOHO gateways and networking storage devices.
The MIPS® 4K cores provide SOC designers with superior performance while enabling high system-level throughput using an optimized interconnect such as the SOC-it system controller. The SOC-it system controller is ideal for use in applications requiring high data rates such as networking applications and multimedia chips.
"Genesys Logic chose the industry-standard MIPS architecture to obtain the best CPU core technology and to incorporate more features into our designs without increasing customers' overall cost," said Forster Shih, president and CEO of Genesys Logic. "Our competitive advantage in the highly competitive SOC market is our proprietary interface IP, such as PHY and DSP for USB 2.0 and IEEE.1394 high speed controllers. By taking a license for MIPS cores, Genesys Logic is now able to achieve full SOC integration and offer future-proof SOHO gateways and networking storage products for the fast-growing market."
"The MIPS architecture is well-recognized by leading companies within the networking and digital consumer markets as the architecture of choice for performance-driven designs," said Jack Browne, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "By basing their designs upon an industry standard, peripheral I/O technology providers such as Genesys Logic benefit by leveraging MIPS' array of processor, system-level and software products to broaden their product line and market reach while reducing overall development costs. We welcome Genesys Logic to the MIPS family."
About Genesys Logic
Founded in 1997, GLI strives to be the pioneer in developing interface controller IC products such as USB and IEEE 1394. It has received official certification for 8 USB 2.0 products in 2002, and become the leader of USB technology worldwide. Also, GLI is one of the few companies that can provide well-developed USB 2.0 IP in the world. GLI has accumulated expertise and experience in designing chipset, USB server controller, IDE interface controller, Ethernet controller, microprocessor and PC controller ICs with engineering core team members that are from world class companies. For more information, please visit http://www.genesyslogic.com/GL816.htm.
About MIPS Technologies
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that is delivering 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions. The company licenses its intellectual property to semiconductor companies, ASIC developers, and system OEMs. MIPS Technologies and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products. The company is based in Mountain View, Calif., and can be reached at +1 (650) 567-5000 or www.mips.com.