MIPS Technologies

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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.
Two early movers in the RISC market, who pushed hard to get their design accepted as the basis for the industry standard, were workstation sellers MIPS Computer [Systems.sub.2] and its larger rival, Sun Microsystems.
MIPS Computer Systems was a tiny computer business set up by a Stanford professor and former managers from Motorola and IBM.
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., 1991-98; president and CEO, Momentum Business Applications Inc., since January 1999.
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 3.0 from Microsoft or SCO's Unix in a bid to provide an alternative to the popular Intel line.
(Mountain View, Calif.); Mips from Mips Computer Systems Inc.
The alliance announced it would support the R4000 RISC chip developed by Mips Computer Systems Inc.
The machines are built around the Mips R3000 microprocessor from Mips Computer Systems Inc.
DEC was one-upped by Mips Computer Systems, which introduced its own workstation built around the R3000 chip.
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., Silicon Graphics, and other vendors.
Taking a slightly different approach, MIPS Computers Inc.