DNP Licenses 32- and 64-Bit MIPS® Processor Cores to Offer Turnkey SOC Solutions That will Speed Development of Advanced Office Automation And Digital Consumer Applications
TOKYO, Japan, April 7, 2004 - MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) and Dai Nippon Printing Co, Ltd. (DNP) today announced that they have formed an alliance where DNP will provide comprehensive System On Chip (SOC) design services utilizing the MIPS32® 4KE processor family and MIPS64® 5Kc™ and 5Kf™ cores. DNP will use these technologies to offer customers developing SOCs for leading-edge consumer applications turnkey solutions that will radically cut development time and help them get to market faster.
"The industry-standard MIPS architecture features synthesizable and configurable options at low power consumption levels. These play an important role in helping reduce developmental lead-times for next-generation SOC applications. By offering our clients MIPS-Based solutions, DNP will emerge as a leading design center for the high-growth digital consumer electronics industry," said Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, director and general manager of Electronic Component Operations at DNP.
"DNP's customers in Japan and around the world now have the advantage of using DNP's design services expertise to base their future products upon an industry-standard hardware platform," said Jack Browne, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "They can enjoy the benefits of a wealth of software tools and peripheral IP and ensure that their investment is secure for years to come."
About Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP)
Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) was established in 1876 and is the world's largest comprehensive printing company. The company's diversified operations include packaging, decorative materials, electronic components and information media. DNP is the world's leading supplier of high-tech photomasks and provides LSI design services for most major Japanese semiconductor companies. DNP has 35,000 employees and its net sales in fiscal 2003 were over US$10 billion/1.31 trillion yen. For more information, please visit http://www.dnp.co.jp/.
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.