MStar Semiconductor Licenses New Processor Cores From MIPS Technologies

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 
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MStar Employs MIPS’ Multicore and Superscalar Solutions as it Expands Market Presence

LAS VEGAS — International CES — MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, today announced that long-time MIPS licensee MStar Semiconductor has licensed the multi-threaded multiprocessing MIPS32® 1004K™ Coherent Processing System (CPS) and the superscalar MIPS32 74K® core. These cores provide the performance needed for next-generation connected DTV and technologies such as Java, JavaScript, Adobe® Flash® Player and Android™.

In its Q3’10 Quarterly TV Design and Features Report, DisplaySearch, a worldwide leader in display market research, noted that MStar continues its position as market leader in flat panel TV IC unit shipments.

“MIPS’ cores deliver high performance and power efficiency, supported by a robust ecosystem of tools and software. With our MIPS solutions portfolio, we have a wide range of options for our next generation products. We are working closely with MIPS Technologies to ensure seamless integration of software stacks to create innovative next-generation products,” said WK Chia, vice president, MStar.

“We are pleased to work closely with MStar as it expands its market presence with new and innovative MIPS-Based™ solutions. As leaders in our respective areas of the DTV market, MIPS and MStar are rapidly adopting and optimizing technologies and platforms that are key to the next generation of smart, connected devices. With these products, we’re focused on delivering compelling and exciting entertainment and communications experiences for consumers,” said Art Swift, vice president of marketing and business development for MIPS Technologies.