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MIPS Technologies and Sonics to Present Webinar "The Evolution of Wireless SoCs: Designer ’Must-Haves’ for Next-Generation Embedded Designs"


SUNNYVALE, Calif. - MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores, and Sonics, Inc.®, a premier supplier of intelligent on-chip communications solutions, announced they are presenting a webinar that will illustrate how designers can effectively tune and optimize their wireless SoCs for superior performance, power, price and system flexibility. The companies will discuss the key on-chip ’must-haves’ that are vital to high-performance, power-aware wireless designs. The live TechOnLine webinar will be held on Thursday, November 19th, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

The market for wireless communications has exploded over the last several years, as key features such as real-time streaming audio/video as well as increased power efficiencies are not only expected, but demanded by savvy consumers. The wireless space has never been more critical and complex for SoC designers as they navigate the maze of new protocols and market changes, especially in the 3G/4G, WiMAX, base station and femtocell segments.

Presenters Mark Throndson, MIPS Technologies Director of Product Marketing, and Frank Ferro, Sonics Director of Business Development, will discuss how SoC designers can stay competitive with wireless communications designs.

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About Sonics, Inc.

Sonics is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and today offers SoC designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions. Sonics’ products optimize memory access, seamlessly manage on-chip network traffic, accelerate system performance and reduce power consumption in SoCs with advanced voice, data and video features-including those found in home entertainment, networking, wireless and mobile devices. With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows and solve persistent network challenges in embedded systems with multiple cores. As the leading supplier of on-chip communications networks for the embedded market, Sonics has enabled its customers, including semiconductor leaders Broadcom Corporation, Samsung, Texas Instruments and Toshiba, to ship more than 500 million units worldwide. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit and

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores that power some of the world’s most popular products for the home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets. These include broadband devices from Linksys, DTVs and digital consumer devices from Sony, DVD recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco, 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology and laser printers from Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit


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