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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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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.
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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.
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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.
Prior to co-founding QED, Tom was director of CMOS VLSI for MIPS Computer Systems, where he led the development of the R4000 64-bit microprocessor and the M2000 20 mips computer system.
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In 1984, he co-founded MIPS Computer Systems, now succeeded by MIPS Technologies, a leading Intellectual Property or IP provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications.
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Its founders include CEO John Moussouris, a former Rhodes Scholar and co-founder of MIPS Computer Systems.
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