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MIPS Technologies’ Multi-threaded, Multiprocessor IP Core Wins Leading Product Award from EDN China


MIPS32® 1004K™ Coherent Processing System Recognized by Popular Electronic Design Magazine

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard architectures, processors and analog IP for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, today announced that it received a Leading Product Award in the fourth annual EDN China Innovation Awards. MIPS Technologies’ new MIPS32® 1004K™ core, the industry’s first embedded multi-threaded, multiprocessor licensable IP core, was recognized in the Microprocessor and DSP category.

“Each year, the EDN China Innovation Awards raise awareness of leading edge technologies and applications within the Chinese electronic design industry,” said associate publisher of EDN China Mu Qiang. “As we evaluate the nominations, we are looking for products that offer unique and compelling advantages to electronics designers. The 1004K core is a great example of technology that can bring performance benefits to SoC designers through an innovative combination of multi-threading and multiprocessing.”

“We’re pleased that EDN China—one of China’s most prestigious electronic design magazines—has recognized our new 1004K core,” said Jack Browne, vice president of marketing for MIPS Technologies. “Since we introduced the 1004K core in April, we have already signed multiple licensees. Clearly the market is moving toward multi-core solutions for many high-volume embedded applications that need significantly higher performance levels. These applications can benefit from the additional performance boost provided by multi-threading.”

Leading Products were assessed and selected based on innovative product design concept and technical performance by a panel of EDN China judges, including industry experts and specialists from China’s leading OEM companies, academic institutes, universities and EDN China’s editorial board.

The 1004K core provides among the best performance efficiency and configurability in a multiprocessing system—up to four single- or multi-threaded processors integrated with advanced system coherency. The 1004K coherent processing system helps lower SoC development costs, since for many applications, fewer processors are needed than with other multiprocessor solutions. Multi-threading in each CPU provides significant performance gains over single-threaded multiprocessor offerings. A wide array of vertical applications such as digital home entertainment, home networking and office automation are poised to benefit from coherent multiprocessing with multi-threading. The 1004K core is available in two versions: the 1004Kc™ using integer cores, and the 1004Kf™ with a floating point unit in each core.

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) is the world’s second largest semiconductor design IP company and the number one analog IP company worldwide. With more than 250 customers around the globe, MIPS Technologies is the only company that provides a combined portfolio of processors, analog IP and software tools for the embedded market. The company powers some of the world’s most popular products for the digital entertainment, home networking, wireless, and portable media markets—including 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 Mountain View, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (650) 567-5000 or visit

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