SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- December 12, 2012 -- MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications, today announced that the MIPS Board of Directors has unanimously determined that a new proposal from CEVA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEVA) to acquire the Company (the "CEVA Proposal"), constitutes a "Superior Proposal" to the merger agreement with Imagination Technologies Group plc., originally announced on November 5, 2012, including all amendments thereto (the "Merger Agreement").
CEVA proposes to acquire for $90 million (U.S.) in cash all of the outstanding MIPS shares, plus the breakup fee for the Imagination Merger Agreement, following the consummation of the previously announced proposed patent sale transaction with Bridge Crossing, LLC and proposed recapitalization. The CEVA Proposal has been unanimously approved by CEVA's Board of Directors.
MIPS has notified Imagination Technologies that the MIPS Board of Directors intends to effect an adverse recommendation change or terminate the Merger Agreement, but is prepared to continue negotiations if Imagination chooses to adjust the terms of the Merger Agreement. MIPS is obliged to negotiate with Imagination in good faith until the end of the business day on December 14, 2012 to make adjustments to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, such that the CEVA Proposal no longer constitutes a "Superior Proposal."
There is no assurance that the transactions proposed with either CEVA or Imagination Technologies will be completed.
J.P. Morgan is acting as exclusive financial advisor to MIPS and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is acting as legal advisor.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications. The MIPS architecture powers some of the world's most popular products including over 700 million units in our most recent fiscal year. Our technology is broadly used in products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, broadband customer premises equipment (CPE), WiFi access points and routers, networking infrastructure and portable/mobile communications and entertainment products. Founded in 1998, MIPS is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.