MIPS Technologies Continues Digital Home Leadership With New SmartCE™ Platform

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 
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Integrating Android™, Adobe® Flash® Platform for TV, Skype and More for Connected Consumer Experience on Digital Home Devices

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 unveiled the new SmartCE™ (Connected Entertainment) platform, which will be demonstrated running on several of its licensees’ SoC platforms at CES. The SmartCE platform integrates Android™, Adobe® Flash® Platform for TV, Skype, the Home Jinni ConnecTV application, social media and other key technologies to provide a truly connected consumer experience on home entertainment devices such as digital televisions, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.

As the number one provider of embedded processors for these home entertainment devices, MIPS Technologies is working with its licensees and partners as part of an overall vision to define, develop and proliferate mainstream connected entertainment platforms for Android on the MIPS® architecture. The SmartCE platform is the latest milestone from MIPS Technologies and its licensees in driving Android solutions into the digital home.

At International CES this week, MIPS Technologies will demonstrate the SmartCE platform running on systems-on-chips (SoCs) from several of its licensees, including Sigma Designs and ViXS Systems. Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), Trident Microsystems, Zoran Corporation and other MIPS licensees will also make the platform available for their customers through current and next-generation chips.

The SmartCE Platform enables MIPS licensees and their customers to bring differentiated connected entertainment solutions to market quickly. The platform includes the following capabilities:

  • The Home Jinni ConnecTV application, including the ability to search, organize and access music, photos and video content from local sources and the Internet on sites such as YouTube, Netflix, Yahoo! Movies, and numerous others
  • Social networking with other users through integration with Facebook®
  • Two-way video and voice conferencing through Skype, enabling consumers to easily and cost-effectively engage in video calls with family and friends on an HDTV
  • Adobe Flash Platform for TV integration, giving users access to a large percentage of the video content available on the Internet today
  • Seamless integration of mobile devices with digital home devices, enabling consumers to transfer calls and use their smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile device as a remote control for their DTV

The SmartCE platform will continue to grow and evolve as other technologies become available to enable an even more connected home entertainment experience.

Availability

A reference implementation of the SmartCE Platform is available today. For more information, or for MIPS licensees wishing to schedule a demonstration, contact [email protected]