News Release from: MIPS Technologies
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 19 March 2001

PMC-Sierra takes another MIPS license

PMC-Sierra has licensed 32bit embedded processor technology from MIPS Technologies for networking applications.

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PMC-Sierra has licensed 32bit embedded processor technology from MIPS Technologies for networking applications. "MIPS Technologies has the most widely adopted 32 and 64bit architectures in the broadband networking infrastructure marketplace", said Kevin Huscroft, PMC-Sierra's vice president research and development and chief technology officer. "Licensing their 32bit technology expands our product offerings for the access and core broadband infrastructure markets.

This new licensing agreement combined with our MIPS Processor Division's 64bit embedded processor cores, positions PMC-Sierra to provide more of the critical silicon for these applications including an open architecture microprocessor".

"Our cores and architectures provide the flexibility semiconductor manufacturers need to innovate and stay ahead of their competition", said Muhammad Helal, vice president of North American business development and sales for MIPS Technologies.

"Furthermore, this agreement with PMC-Sierra underscores MIPS Technologies' customer-centric focus of providing viable solutions that enable semiconductor manufacturers to create industry-standard processors".

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