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MIPS Technologies

(MIPS Technologies, Inc., Mountain View, CA, www.mips.com) Founded in 1984 as MIPS Computer Systems Inc., the company merged with SGI in 1992 and spun off as an independent entity once again in 2000. MIPS is the designer of RISC-based microprocessors, which are made under license by NEC, Toshiba, Philips and others. They are widely used in myriad products, including printers and copiers, DVDs and digital TVs. MIPS also licenses its compilers and RISC/OS system software.

SGI computers used to be powered by MIPS CPUs, and earlier chips used an "R" designation as in R3000, R4000, R5000, etc. Subsequently, chip models fell into MIPS32 and MIPS64 families. See SGI.
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He also held positions at Silicon Graphics, MIPS Computer Systems, and HP.
Then served as director of financial planning, Tandem Computers, 1981-84; corporate controller, WYSE Technology, 1984-89; VP, corporate controller, MIPS Computer Systems, 1989-91; SVP of finance and administration and CFO, PeopleSoft Inc.
to produce a new video entertainment system to be powered by a 64-bit RISC microprocessor from MIPS Computer Systems Inc.
ACE members are promoting a workstation built around the proposed MIPS Computer Systems R4000 RISC chip (while maintaining compatibility with the existing R3000 chip) running either OS/2 3.
He cofounded MIPS Computer Systems, now MIPS Technologies, which designs microprocessors.
Riordan served in various design and managerial roles at MIPS Computer Systems, where he was instrumental in the definition, design and the development of various microprocessor integrated circuits utilizing the MIPS reduced instruction set computing architecture.
The machines are built around the Mips R3000 microprocessor from Mips Computer Systems Inc.
And by endorsing Motorola's RISC chip, the MC88000, both vendors have brought a third power into the RISC-Unix battle, which has been dominated so far by Sun, with its Sparc line, and MIPS Computer Systems, which manufactures CPUs for Digital Equipment Corp.
Specifically, his experience includes roles as chief executive officer of Cartesis and iMediation, vice president and general manager of Netscape EMEA, as well as senior roles at the Paul Allen Group and MIPS Computer Systems.
Riordan was director of CMOS VLSI for MIPS Computer Systems, where he led development efforts for the R4000 64-bit microprocessor and the M2000 20 mips computer system.
Mannos joins Silicon Optix with more than thirty years of executive and engineering experience, which includes serving as cofounder of four successful startup companies ultimately purchased by MIPS Computer, Broadcom, and Micronas.
Earlier career experience includes marketing and product management roles at Maspar Computer Corporation, Mips Computer Systems, and Hewlett-Packard.