MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, announced that STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has licensed MIPS Technologies’ 64-bit architecture for its cooperation with the Chinese Institute of Computing Technologies.
“The MIPS64 architecture has long been a preferred choice for major semiconductor companies around the world for its performance, cost and scalability,” said John Bourgoin, president and chief executive officer at MIPS Technologies. “We’re delighted that ST has joined our exclusive network of architectural licensees, and look forward to teaming with them as they continue building out their global strategy for innovative computing solutions.”
The MIPS64 architecture provides the essential foundation for robust, high-performance MIPS(R) processors and offers upward compatibility to the MIPS32(R) architecture. MIPS Technologies began developing its 64-bit processor architecture more than a decade ago, based on the leading-edge RISC (reduced instruction set computer) research of MIPS co-founder John Hennessy. Today, more than a dozen leading companies, including, Broadcom Corporation, Cavium Networks, Raza Microelectronics, Inc., NEC Electronics, Sony Corporation and Toshiba Corporation, have successfully deployed the technology in a wide array of consumer and networking applications. Leveraging MIPS’ software ecosystem as well as their own design strengths, these companies are delivering innovative MIPS-Based(TM) solutions that further extend the reach of the MIPS architecture around the globe.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today’s convergence markets. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2006, the Company’s net revenues were $9.85 billion and net earnings were $782 million.
About MIPS Technologies
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry- standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that delivers 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions to the embedded market, and in combination with its licensees, offers the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products worldwide. MIPS Technologies licenses its intellectual property (IP) to today’s leading semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs.
Today, MIPS-Based designs are integrated in millions of products around the world, including broadband devices from Linksys, digital cameras from Canon, DTVs and entertainment systems from Sony, DVD Recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco and laser printers from Hewlett- Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is based in Mountain View, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, please contact (650) 567-5000.
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