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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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After that Imagination raised its bid twice in December -- first to USD80m and then to USD100m.Country: USASector: ElectronicsTarget: MIPS Technologies Inc Buyer: Imagination Technologies Group plc Deal size in USD: 100mType: Corporate acquisitionFinancing: Cash & Debt, Existing resourcesStatus: Closed
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Android, the Linux-based operating system used in the G1 smartphone and others to come, is destined to be part of many other devices, including personal multimedia devices, mobile Internet devices, medical monitoring tools and home-entertainment controllers.<p>Embedded Alley Solutions, a San Jose-based provider of embedded Linux products, said today that it is extending the Android mobile application platform to support a processor architecture from MIPS Technologies Inc.
"Our relationship with both Toshiba and Canon extends through many years, and we are delighted to continue to provide both companies with our industry-leading architecture and high performance core technology," said Russ Bell, VP of marketing for MIPS Technologies. "Leveraging our strengths and their vast product design expertise, Toshiba and Canon can deliver feature-rich printers to meet consumer demand."
MIPS Technologies, Inc., a provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications, together with D2 Technologies, HelloSoft, RADVISION and Trinity Convergence, has announced a solution for multichannel VoIP applications, including VoIP residential gateways, IP phones, VoWLAN (Voice over Wireless LAN) phones and terminal adapters.
By leveraging the CorExtend capability of MIPS Technologies' Pro Series of cores, Realtek's development team can add their own instructions and functionality to their MIPS-Based SOC, while maintaining compatibility with the MIPS32 architecture.
Over the past year, MIPS Technologies has worked closely with Green Hills Software on an optimized, end-to-end tool chain in order to provide our licensees with best-in-class development environments.
In addition to Sonics, Inc., the inventor of the OCP technology, OCP-IP's founding members and initial Governing Steering Committee participants are: Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN), MIPS Technologies (NasdaqNM:MIPS), and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:UMC).
Embedded chip design company, MIPS Technologies Inc put in a strong showing for its first quarter of financial year 2000 and seems to be reducing its former reliance on Nintendo Co for license revenues.
Unlike NetWare, NT is designed to operate on multiple computer platforms - Intel, MIPS Technologies, Power PC and Digital Equipment.
"We are providing the building blocks for an interactive digital future," noted Tom Jermouluk, president and chief operating officer of Silicon Graphics, which along with its division MIPS Technologies makes Magic Carpet.