MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, and SHANGHAI, CHINA, March 28, 2005 -
University to Develop Commercial SoC based on MIPS32® 4Kc® SMIC .18 Hard Core
MIPS Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China's most distinguished and respected educational institutions, today announced that SJTU's IC and System Research Center has licensed the MIPS32® 4Kc® SMIC .18 hard core to develop SoCs for China's rapidly expanding digital television (DTV) market.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the key universities developing technology standards for adoption in the DTV market in China. The University is working closely with MIPS Technologies in the design and development of the chip based on the MIPS32 4Kc hard core, utilizing leading edge tools, simulation software and documentation provided by MIPS Technologies. The resulting device will combine multiple MIPS cores and implement audio and video decoding algorithms.
"MIPS Technologies' acknowledged leadership in the DTV space, and now its presence here in Shanghai, made this the right technology decision for us," said Shibao Zheng, Vice Director of the IC and System Research Center, SJTU. "We're looking forward to developing SoCs in China that adhere to the standards, performance levels and price points of this fast growing market."
"We're delighted to collaborate with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in the development of next generation SoCs that will help drive China's DTV market forward," said Jack Browne, MIPS Technologies' VP of Worldwide Sales. "Our proven architecture, together with a robust DTV software infrastructure that includes Java, audio and video decoding will help SJTU implement new localized standards and deliver a superior chip that will allow manufacturers to compete and win in the digital TV market."
About the MIPS32 4Kc SMIC .18 Hard Core
The MIPS32 4Kc SMIC .18 micron hard core gives designers more performance and greater flexibility to achieve higher system throughput while controlling silicon cost. The flexibility and re-programmability enables upgrades in software as protocol specifications or market requirements evolve. With a worst case frequency of 190MHz and a die area of 3.42 square millimeters, the 4Kc SMIC .18 hard core offers a tremendous price-performance advantage to SoC designers.
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 at http://www.mips.com.
About Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Formerly the Nang Yang Public School, the University was founded in 1896, making it one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in China. The University, through its century-long history, has nurtured large numbers of outstanding figures and made significant contributions to the thriving and prosperity of the nation and the development of science and technology. Of all the members of China's Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, more than 200 are the alumni of Jiao Tong University.
Today SJTU boasts 21 academic schools, including the schools of Mechanical & Power Engineering, Electronics & Electric Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Sciences, Life Science and Technology, Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Microelectronics, Information Security, and Software.