Cadence, Magma, Mentor, Synopsys Support MIPS32 74K Core Family

MIPS Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications, announced that EDA industry leaders Cadence Design Systems, Magma Design Automation, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys, Inc. will team with the company to provide EDA software and tools support for its new high-performance MIPS32(R) 74K(TM) core family. Last month, MIPS Technologies announced its next-generation 32-bit processor family—the industry’s first fully synthesizable processors to surpass 1 GHz operating frequencies in TSMC 65nm process technology.

Based on a revolutionary embedded microarchitecture, the MIPS-Verified(TM) 74K core family delivers industry-leading performance with enhanced DSP capabilities—and is well suited for applications requiring increased processing power—including HD DVD, H.264, 802.11n, WiMAX and Blu-ray(TM) Disc. Unlike existing solutions that require the use of premium physical IP or costly structured logic and semi-custom design flows to achieve superior performance levels, the 74K core family is designed to work with generic standard cells, memories and back-end EDA design flows. This ensures a cost-effective implementation and a fast time-to-market. EDA solutions providers, including Cadence, Magma, Mentor and Synopsys, offer a complete suite of back-end design tools that allows SoC developers to rapidly implement physical designs and validate the correctness of each implementation.

“This is great news for our customers. Not only does our go-to-market strategy for the 74K core continue to include MIPS’ robust ecosystem of standard tools, software and hardware, but our customers can be assured of rapid, reliable and first-rate industry support for their SoC design initiatives,” said Jack Browne, vice president of marketing at MIPS Technologies. “We’re delighted to align with our partners to offer an enhanced level of support with best-in-class EDA solutions optimized for our industry-leading 74K cores.”

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 currently owns more than 400 patent properties (patents and applications) worldwide and licenses its intellectual property to today’s leading semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs. Today, MIPS-Based(TM) 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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