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Changing the landscape of computing – 30 years on
A decade before IBM launched the world’s first smartphone, a team of Stanford University researchers and Silicon Valley veterans came together to design a microprocessor architecture that would forever change the landscape of computing. The year was 1986 and the newly formed company was MIPS Computer Systems - a small start-up led by current day Stanford University President John L. Hennessy.
MIPS Technologies' Aptiv Generation of Microprocessor Cores Named Best Processor IP of 2012 by The Linley Group
MIPS Technologies announced today that its Aptiv generation of microprocessor cores has received the award for Best Processor IP of 2012 from The Linley Group in the analyst firm's annual Analysts' Choice Awards.
MIPS Technologies Agrees to Sale of Patent Properties to AST and Acquisition by Imagination Technologies
MIPS Technologies today announced it has entered into separate definitive agreements with Bridge Crossing, an acquisition vehicle of Allied Security Trust, and Imagination Technologies Group with net proceeds of approximately $7.31 per share in cash to each holder of MIPS common stock.
Marmalade Software Development Kit 6.1 Supports the MIPS Architecture
MIPS Technologies and Marmalade have today revealed that the new Marmalade Software Development Kit 6.1 provides full support for the MIPS architecture. Built using the SDK, several popular Android games, including Coconut Dodge, Rolly Poly and Tonga, are now available for MIPS-Based Android devices via Google Play.
Latest Release of Android NDK allow App Developers to Embrace the MIPS Architecture
MIPS have today released news that several leading app and game developers are using the latest version of the Android Native Development Kit to bring their applications to the MIPS architecture. With Release 8 of the Android NDK available from Google, these developers are easily bringing their natively developed Android applications to MIPS in support of the growing number of MIPS-Based Android products in the market, many of which will be avail...
Android: The Path to Unification. It’s Here!
During my keynote presentation at COMPUTEX Mobile Forum 2012 in Taipei the week before last, I spoke about application development on Android today. In contrast to the often negative portrayals of today’s Android apps development landscape, I wanted to offer a more positive point of view, highlighting the significant progress that has been made towards unification.
Survey: 77% of Engineers Feel Pressure to Reduce Power Consumption in their Designs
MIPS recently commissioned a survey to determine the top concerns among design engineers. The survey was performed by the independent technology marketing firm McClenahan Bruer Communications, which queried 110 engineers culled from a reputable, third-party database. The survey was one of the many pieces of supporting research for the May 10th launch of our new Aptiv Generation microprocessor cores.
Ultra High-Performance MIPS64 Architecture Powers Cavium’s New Multi-Core Processors
MIPS Technologies, Inc. announced that its MIPS64 architecture is powering the new 28nm OCTEON III MIPS64 family of multicore processors from Cavium, Inc. OCTEON III processors are designed for the enterprise, data center, access and service provider markets, which require increasing support for converged data, voice and video. To address this need, the OCTEON III family introduced today by Cavium integrates 1 to 48 MIPS64 cores at up to 2.5GHz, ...
MIPS Joins Renesas Electronics’ SoC Partner Program
MIPS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has joined the Renesas Electronics SoC Partner Program. Renesas Electronics Corporation is a long-time licensee of the MIPS64 architecture and processor cores including the MIPS32 74K, 24KE and 4KE cores.
Latest Release of Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ Comes to the MIPS Architecture
MIPS Technologies, Inc. has announced that Android 4.0.3, the latest release of the Android 4.0 platform also known as “Ice Cream Sandwich,” is now available for the MIPS architecture. The MIPS port was completed within 24 hours of being released by Google into open source on December 16th.
As Intel Exits the Digital Home Market…
Recently, news came out about Intel’s decision to close its Digital Home business, basically abandoning its “smart TV” initiative. So with Intel out of the smart TV picture, what does this mean for the industry? Who is the processor winner? According to a recent article on VentureBeat (*), “A potential winner here is Mips, which has been designing chips for Android-based smart TVs.”
Axis Communications Taps MIPS Technologies’ Processor IP for New Network Surveillance Cameras
MIPS Technologies has announced that Axis Communications leveraged the multi-threaded MIPS32 34Kc processor cores for a new line of network video cameras. The new AXIS Q1602/-E indoor/outdoor cameras with Axis’ unique Lightfinder technology are designed for video surveillance in low-light conditions.
MIPS Technologies Names Gideon Intrater Vice President of Marketing
MIPS Technologies has announced the appointment of Gideon Intrater as the company’s new vice president of marketing, reporting to President and CEO Sandeep Vij. With more than 20 years of semiconductor industry experience, Mr. Intrater was previously the vice president of product marketing and applications for MIPS. He originally joined the company in 1998 as vice president of solutions architecture.
MIPS and SYSGO Collaborate to Bring SYSGO’s PikeOS Virtualization Technology to MIPS32 Cores
MIPS Technologies and SYSGO, have announced they are collaborating to bring SYSGO’s embedded virtualization technology to MIPS32 processor cores. SYSGO’s PikeOS Real-Time Operating System is a hypervisor virtualization platform that allows several applications and operating systems such as Android and Linux to run securely in parallel on a single hardware platform. With PikeOS, MIPS’ licensees have flexibility in deploying CPU resources for...
MIPS Technologies Appoints William Slater as Chief Financial Officer
MIPS Technologies has announced the appointment of William Slater as the company’s new vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, reporting to President and CEO Sandeep Vij. As previously announced, current CFO Maury Austin is retiring from the Company. His departure will be effective as of November 9, 2011, and Mr. Slater will officially join the Company on November 10, 2011.
MIPS Technologies’ Processor IP at the Heart of Sequans’ New LTE SoCs for Handsets and Tablets
MIPS Technologies has announced that the new LTE SoC from 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. is powered by MIPS industry-standard processors. Targeted at smartphones and tablets, the SQN3110 SoC is Sequans’ second generation LTE baseband chip. It incorporates dual MIPS32 24Kc processor cores, and is the first of a planned series of MIPS-Based LTE chips from Sequans.
Faster Clock Speed or More Parallelization? That is the Question!
Baseband processors for mobile devices typically run at as slow a clock speed as possible in order to minimize power consumption, generally in the order of 250-500MHz. However, the latest air interface standards are dramatically increasing throughputs, which is putting pressure on baseband processors to increase their performance, while simultaneously reducing latency. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why. LTE, or Long Term Evo...
Loongson Licenses MIPS32 and MIPS64 Architectures for Embedded and Computing Applications
MIPS Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, announced today that Loongson Technology Corp. Ltd. has licensed the MIPS32 and MIPS64 architectures for continued development of MIPS-Based Loongson CPU cores. With these processors, Loongson Technology is targeting a range of applications from high-end computing, cloud servers and terminals to e...
MIPS Technologies and Ingenic Semiconductor Collaborate to Bring Android ‘Honeycomb’ to New 1GHz MIPS-Based™ Mobile SoC
MIPS Continues to Gain Traction in Mobile with New Ultra Low-Power SoC from Ingenic - MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, and Ingenic Semiconductor, a leading China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, today announced that they are collaborating to bring Android™ 3.0, also known as ‘Honeycomb’, to Ingenic’...
AMIMON Reaffirms Commitment to MIPS Architecture with New Core License
AMIMON’s MIPS-Based WHDI Products Enable Wireless Mirroring of HD Content from Tablets, Mobile Phones and DTVs - MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, announced that WHDI founding member AMIMON, the market leader in wireless High Definition, licensed the MIPS32 M4K processor core for development of its third-generation transmitter ...