SICMicro Selects MIPS Technologies' Processor IP for New Set-top Box Chip

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 
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MIPS32® Core is Company’s Platform of Choice for New ABS-S SoC

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications, announced that SICMicro selected MIPS32® processor cores for the new generation of its highly-secure decoder SoCs for China’s rapidly-growing ABS-S set-top box market. ABS-S is the direct-to-home (DTH) technology for satellite transmission in China, supporting broadcast, data distribution and interactive services.

Powered by dual MIPS32 4KEc® cores, SICMicro’s new SIC6008 decoder chip for broadcast satellite and terrestrial dual-mode set-top boxes integrates an advanced hardware module to ensure data security, as well as rich peripheral interfaces to support GPRS and other extensions. The 4KEc cores are among MIPS’ most popular processors, powering generations of set-top boxes, DTVs and numerous other products around the globe.

“We are committed to providing our customers throughout China with the most comprehensive, reliable and secure solutions for satellite and terrestrial broadcasting,” said Yidong Li, vice president of marketing and sales, SICMicro. “After careful deliberation, we made the strategic business decision to select a MIPS processor as our application platform of choice for our advanced set-top box SoC.”

“SICMicro is an emerging provider of advanced SoCs for the high-growth set-top box market in China, and we’re delighted to play a significant role in the development of its next-generation chipsets,” said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. “We look forward to a mutually successful collaboration as MIPS continues to extend our considerable presence in Greater China.”