MANHASSET, N.Y. MIPS Technologies Inc. has announced that the IC and System Research Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has licensed the MIPS32 4Kc SMIC .18 hard core to develop SoCs for China's expanding digital television (DTV) market.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the key universities developing technology standards for the DTV market in China, is working closely with MIPS Technologies (Mountain View, Calif.) in the design and development of the chip based on the MIPS32 4Kc hard core, utilizing leading edge tools, simulation software and documentation provided by MIPS. The resulting device will combine multiple MIPS cores and implement audio and video decoding algorithms.
"MIPS Technologies' acknowledged leadership in the DTV space, and now its presence here in Shanghai made this the right technology decision for us," said Shibao Zheng, vice director of the IC and System Research Center, SJTU, in a statement. "We're looking forward to developing SoCs in China that adhere to the standards, performance levels and price points of this fast growing market."
Earlier this month,
Huaya Microelectronics Ltd.
, a Shanghai -based supplier of custom video chips, said it would license the MIPS32 4K SMIC.18 hard core from to develop digital television (DTV) products for the China market.