MIPS Technologies was spun off from Silicon Graphics, Inc. in 1998. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. MIPS Technologies, Inc. develops embedded processors and related intellectual property for use in performance-oriented markets, such as digital entertainment, wired and wireless communications (including broadband access), office automation, security, and automotive markets. Its designs are based on its 32-bit and 64-bit reduced instruction set computing architectures. The company licenses its MIPS32 and MIPS64 instruction-set architectures, application-specific extensions, core designs, and other related intellectual property to semiconductor companies and system original equipment manufacturers. It also offers a variety of embedded processors that scale across multiple markets in standard, custom, semi custom, and application-specific products. MIPS Technologies' core and processor designs and related intellectual property are used in digital set-top boxes, digital televisions, DVD players, video game systems, laser printers, automotive telematics, broadband access devices, 802.11 wireless networking devices, and network routers. It has sales offices in California, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and Israel. The company's predecessor, MIPS Computer Systems, Inc., was founded in 1984.
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