Realtek Licenses Wide Range of MIPS32® Pro Series® Cores to Develop High-Performance SoCs

Major Taiwanese Semiconductor Vendor to Focus on Chipsets for High-Growth Broadband, DTV and Multimedia Markets

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — January 05, 2010 — MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets, today announced that Taiwan-based Realtek Semiconductor has licensed a wide range of MIPS32® Pro Series® cores for broadband, networking, digital home and multimedia SoCs. Realtek's adoption of the MIPS32 34KcTM Pro and 24Kf® Pro cores extends the company's current commitment to the industry-standard MIPS® architecture.

"We've had a very positive experience with MIPS Technologies. Our initial use of Pro Series cores has given us the flexibility to design chipsets that meet the exacting performance, security and power requirements that our customers demand," said Realtek's Executive Vice President Jessy Chen. "We are pleased to work with MIPS and leverage the extensive ecosystem surrounding its architecture. Extending our MIPS license allows us to deliver an even more comprehensive range of solutions for the digital home."

"We're delighted that Realtek has demonstrated its continued commitment to the MIPS architecture," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. "We look forward to working with Realtek to ensure our companies' mutual success as the company rolls out additional innovative MIPS-BasedTM products for the highly competitive and evolving digital consumer market."

MIPS Pro Series cores power distinctive consumer applications that combine exceptional performance with superior area and power efficiency. Leveraging the CorExtendTM capability, the Realtek development team can add its own highly differentiated instructions and functionality to MIPS-Based SoCs, reducing development costs and accelerating time-to-market.

About Realtek

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world's leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our web site: www.realtek.com.

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.


MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: 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.



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