MIPS Technologies is a provider of processor architectures and cores targeting home entertainment, networking, and communications markets. The company's products are supported by MIPS' own development tools and an ecosystem of third party embedded software tools, operating systems, and middleware.
In the past year, MIPS introduced the M14K and M14Kc cores for microcontrollers and real-time embedded applications. The cores are the first to implement the new microMIPS instruction set architecture for advanced code compression with MIPS32 performance. MIPS also introduced the 1004K core at the high end of the spectrum targeting coherent multiprocessing applications.
MIPS recently announced its entry into the mobile handset market, a move made possible by the industry migration toward 4G networks and the vendor-neutral Android platform. MIPS licensees are creating products with Android beyond mobile handsets. In 2010, MIPS and its partners demonstrated the world's first Android set-top boxes, and other products using the Android on MIPS code that is publicly available on mipsandroid.org.
MIPS Technologies provides optimizations for Adobe Flash Player, Skype, Yahoo! TV Widgets, and other platforms for connected products, and also works closely with providers of complementary IP (intellectual property) to provide integrated solutions for functionality such as HD video, multi-channel audio, advanced graphics, user interfaces, and security.