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Product category: Intellectual Property Cores
News Release from: MIPS Technologies
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 7 February 2002

AMD joins MIPS fan
club via Alchemy acquisition

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AMD is the newest member of MIPS Technologies' global licensee base

The move follows AMD's acquisition of Alchemy Semiconductor, an Austin-based startup that has been spearheading the development of the MIPS32 architecture for the high-performance low-power microprocessor market. Alchemy Semiconductor was founded in 1999 by several of the most prominent microprocessor architects and developers in the world, including many members of the design team that created the StrongARM architecture.

After licensing the MIPS32 architecture, Alchemy developed multiple ultra-low power, high-performance MIPS-based embedded processors that earned industry awards.

Alchemy also drove a series of partnerships with technology leaders such as Microsoft, Monta Vista, Philips Semiconductor, Epson and others that increased the visibility of the MIPS architecture within the marketplace.

"Throughout its 20 history, the MIPS architecture has successfully scaled the entire spectrum of semiconductor designs", said Dr Billy Edwards, vice president and general manager of AMD's Personal Connectivity Solutions group.

"Alchemy's MIPS-based solutions provide an excellent architecture for addressing the performance and power requirements of the emerging Internet access device market.

We look forward to expanding upon these current offerings to become a leader in this high-growth market segment".

"Today's combination is a validation of Alchemy Semiconductor's technology, innovation, and business plan", said Jim Moore, chief executive officer of Alchemy Semiconductor.

"There is a great synergy between the customers, technologies, and cultures of these two companies that makes AMD and Alchemy a natural fit.

This combination will allow Alchemy to continue its strong growth trajectory while invigorating our business plan with resources that only a large company like AMD can supply".

"We are pleased that AMD has chosen our long-time partner Alchemy Semiconductor and the MIPS architecture as a technology platform which will become a key part of its future strategy", said John Bourgoin, chairman and CEO of MIPS Technologies.

"MIPS Technologies looks forward to working with AMD and others to further drive MIPS-based solutions into an increasing number of markets and applications.

I also thank the entire team at Alchemy Semiconductor for their dedication and devotion to the MIPS community".

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