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January 05, 2011

MIPS-Based Mobile Devices Showcased at CES 2011

MIPS Technologies, Inc., a provider of processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, is demonstrating its MIPS-based mobile devices at International CES (News - Alert) 2011.

According to company sources, two MIPS-Based smartphones and several MIPS-Based tablets will be showcased at the event. These devices are based on systems-on-chips (SoCs) from MIPS licensees including, Actions Semiconductor and Ingenic Semiconductor.

Also, it was revealed that the MIPS-Based tablets featuring the Ingenic SoCs are available now. Velocity Micro offers the Cruz Tablets, which can be purchased through major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart.com, Borders and from others.

Sandeep Vij, president and CEO of MIPS Technologies (News - Alert), said in a press release, “Less than a year ago, MIPS announced its intention to enter the mobile market, leveraging a confluence of industry dynamics and technologies including the Android (News - Alert) platform and the move to 4G networks.”

Vij added, “We have signed more than eight mobile-related customers to-date for applications processing, media processing, baseband processing and other technologies in e-readers, tablets, netbooks and mobile handsets. The fact that we can now show these devices--including MIPS-Based smartphones--is a solid endorsement of our strategy.”

MIPS Technologies offers a range of processor cores and architectures for mobile devices. The solutions encompass small footprint cores with advanced levels of code compression, to highest performing multiprocessing solutions. MIPS processors are capable of offering optimum performance with low power consumption cost effectively. The devices are supported by a rapidly expanding mobile ecosystem also, added company sources.

The company’s industry-standard processor architectures and cores power popular products required in the home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets.

These products include broadband devices from Linksys (News - Alert); DTVs and digital consumer devices from Sony; DVD recordable devices from Pioneer and digital set-top boxes from Motorola. MIPS solutions also power network routers from Cisco, 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology (News - Alert) and also laser printers from Hewlett-Packard.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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