First MIPS-Based Smartphones And Tablets

For mobile devices, MIPS Technologies offers a range of processor cores and architectures, from small footprint cores with advanced levels of code compression, to some of the industry’s highest performing multiprocessing solutions. MIPS processors offer high performance, low power consumption and cost efficiency supported by a rapidly expanding mobile ecosystem.

Ingenic Semiconductor Licenses MIPS32® Architecture for Mobile Devices

MIPS Technologies Continues Push into Mobile Market

MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, announced today that Ingenic Semiconductor, a leading China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, has licensed the MIPS32® architecture for its mobile device SoCs. Ingenic is leveraging the MIPS® architecture for devices targeting a broad range of mobile products including e-readers, tablets and smartphones leveraging the Android™ platform.

“The Ingenic team has strong processor design capabilities, and represents a vibrant local semiconductor industry in China. We are pleased to work closely with the company as it brings its innovative XBurst CPU technology to the U.S. market,” said Sandeep Vij, president and CEO, MIPS Technologies. “Innovative companies such as Ingenic are increasingly looking to the MIPS architecture as a high-performance, low-power alternative for mobile designs.”

“Ingenic has had success in the Greater China market with a broad range of small form factor devices, having shipped more than 25 million products to-date,” said Qiang Liu, chairman and CEO for Ingenic Semiconductor. “Our XBurst CPU technology features the high performance, low power and high level of integration needed for success in the mobile market. MIPS Technologies’ industry-standard architecture and broad ecosystem of third party support will be a great help as we continue to expand our business.”

The company will show two MIPS-Based smartphones and several MIPS-Based tablets. Devices are based on systems-on-chips (SoCs) from MIPS licensees including Actions Semiconductor and Ingenic Semiconductor.

The MIPS-Based tablets featuring the Ingenic SoCs are available now. Velocity Micro offers the Cruz Tablets, which can be purchased through major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy,, Borders and many others.

More information on these products is available at The two smartphones are in pre-production now. Further details will be disclosed in the coming weeks. To schedule a demonstration of MIPS-Based mobile devices, contact [email protected].

“Less than a year ago, MIPS announced its intention to enter the mobile market, leveraging a confluence of industry dynamics and technologies including the Android™ platform and the move to 4G networks. We have signed more than eight mobile-related customers to-date for applications processing, media processing, baseband processing and other technologies in e-readers, tablets, netbooks and mobile handsets. The fact that we can now show these devices—including MIPS-Based smartphones—is a solid endorsement of our strategy,” said  President and CEO, MIPS Technologies.

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