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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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InterNiche's protocol software contributes to our embedded processor solutions in Internet and networking technologies," said Brian Knowles, vice president of marketing at MIPS Technologies.
MIPS Technologies licenses its intellectual property to today's leading semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs.
In addition to adding support for system-level debug tools specific to the MIPS Technologies environment, Eclipse plug-ins offer access to the growing base of third-party software utilities, including source code editors, browsers, syntax checking, and program management.
Time-to-market is time-to-money when it comes to SoC design," said Pete Del Vecchio, product marketing manager at MIPS Technologies.
The performance benefits of the 24K, 24KE and 34K core families have been greatly enhanced with Virage Logic's optimized high speed physical IP," said Pete Del Vecchio, product marketing manager at MIPS Technologies.
We're proud that 70 percent of all DVD recorders sold today are MIPS-Based, and anticipate extending a similar success into the Blu-ray Disc arena," said Jack Browne, vice president of marketing at MIPS Technologies.
We're delighted that our collaborative efforts with MIPS Technologies continue to provide our mutual customers with integrated solutions that help them meet their high performance system design requirements.
For many years we've worked with MIPS Technologies and its customers in the development of wired and wireless applications such as ATAs, gateways/routers and phones," notes Dr.
Having debug and performance analysis tools in place for early adopters of the 34K cores was critical to their success," said Jack Browne, vice president of marketing at MIPS Technologies.
Licensees of a MIPS32 24KE core can choose among a number of flexible LinuxLink subscription options to receive continuous access to the latest MIPS Technologies-developed Linux, hundreds of cross-compiled packages, a processor-optimized cross-development environment, alerts to relevant updates and Developer Exchange access to interactive support from TimeSys, MIPS Technologies and the Open Source community.
MIPS Technologies is recognized for its work in the OCP-IP Specification Working Group, in particular for its contributions in the area of out-of-order tagging.
We are happy to work with MIPS Technologies to port our popular ThreadX RTOS, our NetX TCP/IP stack and our FileX file system to the MIPS32 Architecture for these customers.