updated 12/7/2010 9:16:38 AM ET 2010-12-07T14:16:38

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, today announced that it has joined the MIPI Alliance as an Adopter Member. The goal of the MIPI Alliance is to establish specifications for standard hardware and software interfaces in mobile devices, and encourage adoption of those standards throughout the mobile ecosystem. By joining the MIPI Alliance, MIPS Technologies is supporting these standards to speed its customers' mobile SoC development.

"MIPI Alliance is pleased to welcome MIPS Technologies to our membership roster in support of forthcoming processors which leverage MIPI specifications," said Joel Huloux, Chairman of the Board of MIPI Alliance. "Our members share the objective of simplifying design and implementation of hardware and software to promote reuse and compatibility in mobile devices. MIPS Technologies' membership further extends the MIPI Alliance momentum, enabling the mobile industry to introduce more sophisticated devices at an accelerated rate."

"As the MIPS architecture continues to gain traction in mobile handsets and other mobile devices, we are focused on providing total solutions around our cores to help our customers get to market quickly," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing and business development, MIPS Technologies. "Standard interfaces such as those developed through MIPI can improve interoperability between solutions, reducing development time and costs for the entire mobile ecosystem. We are excited to be a part of this important effort that can benefit our customers and their customers, and will ultimately benefit consumers."

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces which drive new technology and enable faster deployment of new features and services across the mobile ecosystem. For more information, visit www.mipi.org .

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores that power some of the world's most popular products for the home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets. These include 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 Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com .

MIPS, MIPS32 and MIPS-Based are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other countries of MIPS Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners. MIPI® Alliance is a registered mark of MIPI Alliance, Inc.
 

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