MIPS Technologies 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. MIPS provides the number one processor architecture worldwide in high-growth markets such as digital television, broadband access, WiFi, cable set-top boxes, DVD recorders, HD DVDs, and VoIP.
MIPS Technologies offers the broadest array of processor cores available in the embedded market, ranging from the highest performance to the lowest power products with unique efficiencies and cost advantages for next-generation SoC design. MIPS also offers the industry's broadest array of state-of-the-art RF, analog and mixed-signal technologies worldwide with a library of IP cores proven and certified in today's leading processes across a wide array of foundries.
For more than two decades, MIPS Technologies has been a leader and innovator in the worldwide embedded semiconductor market. At the heart of MIPS is its architecture, developed 20 years ago by Stanford University engineering Professor John Hennessy-now president of Stanford University. Hennessy took the lead in RISC processing and created an elegant, streamlined architecture with a scalability that has met the demands of generations of applications, preserving the wealth of development tools and software that support them. Today, the MIPS® architecture is an industry standard and the performance leader within the embedded industry.
In August 2007, MIPS Technologies acquired privately-held Chipidea Microelectronica, the world's leading independent supplier of analog and mixed signal IP. Chipidea was founded in 1997 by three professors of the Electronics and Computer Engineering Department of the Technical University of Lisbon - Portugal, who recognized a great opportunity to create a company that would leverage the growing analog engineering expertise they were creating in Portugal. Today, Chipidea serves as MIPS Technologies' Analog Business Group.
Backed by a vast and robust ecosystem of partners dedicated to best-in-class development support, MIPS Technologies helps customers successfully design next-generation solutions on time, with less risk and lower cost.
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