MIPS Technologies and Texas Instruments announce a strategic relationship

MIPS Technologies and Texas Instruments announce a strategic relationship
Tom Foremski
Texas Instruments (TI) has licensed MIPS Technologies’s 32- and 64-bit RISC cores, code named Jade and Opal and says it will use them in future DSP based products.
TI says it is the first to license the Jade and Opal cores and that along with its DSP technology they will find applications in new types of products in consumer electronics products, corporate and home networking, and mobile computer applications.
T The Jade core is expected to be available in TI’s TImeBuilder 0.18um process by the end of first quarter 1999. The Opal core will follow in the second half of 1999, on TI’s 0.15um process technology.
Jim Turley, senior analyst at MicroDesign Resources says that the “combination of MIPS processors and TI’s well-supported DSP architectures should prove a daunting combination that is especially well suited for portable or handheld devices with wireless communication.”


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