Highly-Integrated MIPS-Based(TM) SoC From Ingenic Sets New Performance Point for Power-Efficient and Affordable Devices

Fri Jan 4, 2013 9:00am EST

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 (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home
entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications, and Ingenic Semiconductor
, a leading China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, today introduced the
JZ4780, a new highly integrated MIPS-Based SoC from Ingenic. The affordable dual-core JZ4780 SoC
offers high performance, advanced graphics and other new functionality, along with ultra-low power
consumption. MIPS and Ingenic will demonstrate the JZ4780 in a new 10" Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean'
tablet during International CES, being held January 8 - 12, 2013.

JZ4780 SoC Highlights:

* 1.3GHz+ SoC sets new performance point for power-efficient and affordable devices
* Leverages Ingenic's MIPS-Based XBurst processor, with an innovative high-performance and
ultra-low power pipelining architecture that consumes approximately 140mW per GHz under full load
* At approximately 30mm2 die size in 40nm, the JZ4780 provides a low-cost solution for consumer
electronics products
* Features a video processing unit (VPU) powered by a second XBurst processing engine for advanced
1080p HD video performance
* Highly-integrated SoC includes HDMI, LVDS, audio codec, GPS baseband, and other
analog/application blocks and rich interconnect interfaces plus sophisticated PowerVR SGX Series5
graphics IP from Imagination Technologies

Demonstration on New Ingenic Tablet at International CES

At CES, MIPS and Ingenic will showcase the JZ4780 SoC in a new 10" tablet reference design
developed by Ingenic. Ingenic will also demonstrate a version of the tablet that includes embedded
LTE functionality from Altair Semiconductor
, with Altair's MIPS-Based FourGee chipset. To schedule a demonstration during CES, contact

To obtain images and additional information, visit the MIPS Technologies Media Center for CES at


The XBurst CPU and new JZ4780 SoC are available now from Ingenic. For more information, visit
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ctr?d=10016934&l=7&u=http%3A%2F%2Fen.ingenic.cn%2F  or
contact marketing@ingenic.cn

Supporting Quotes

"We congratulate Ingenic on its latest accomplishment with the highly competitive JZ4780. Its
combination of high performance, power efficiency and cost-effective design demonstrates the
advantages of the MIPS architecture for mobile devices such as tablets. Now that the MIPS
architecture is completely supported in Android releases from Google, Android devices based on
MIPS can take advantage of a broad range of applications, while leveraging the long battery life
and great user experience that MIPS can enable," said Gideon Intrater, vice president of
marketing, MIPS Technologies.

"Combining the elegance of the MIPS architecture with Ingenic's processor design expertise, we
were able to create a device that sets a new performance point for cost- and power-efficient
consumer product SoCs," said Qiang Liu, chairman and CEO, Ingenic Semiconductor. "We have seen
significant adoption of the previous generation JZ4770 SoC, and our customers are excited to tap
the performance and functionality of this new SoC for their next generation tablets and other
consumer electronics products."

"We are pleased that the new MIPS-Based SoC from Ingenic leverages Imagination's advanced graphics
IP to enable an engaging experience on tablets and other consumer devices. With the high level of
integration and ultra-low power consumption of this new SoC, Ingenic is demonstrating its ability
to become a true contender in the mobile arena," said Tony King-Smith, vice president of
marketing, Imagination Technologies.

"Earlier this year, Karbonn Mobiles brought to market the world's lowest-cost Android 4.1 'Jelly
Bean' tablet based on the previous generation MIPS-Based SoC from Ingenic. With its unmatched
combination of high performance and ultra-low power consumption, we were able to create two
generations of Karbonn Smart Tab tablets that feature long battery life, leading-edge features and
a wealth of local content for the Indian market. We look forward to working with Ingenic and MIPS
on future products," said Pradeep Jain, managing director, Karbonn Mobiles
, a leading mobile brand and provider of attractively priced multimedia phones in India.

"We were pleased to shake hands with MIPS and Ingenic in June 2012 to announce the debut of our
new iPPea TV, an Android 4.0 dongle leveraging a MIPS-Based Ingenic SoC that brings the new
Android experience to any HDMI-enabled DTV," said Amanda Senkowski, CEO, iPPea Inc.
, an Android life applications designer and manufacturer. "We plan to leverage the new dual core
JZ4780 SoC in future iPPea products. With superb system performance, and enhanced graphics and
video processing capabilities, the new SoC will enable us to deliver even more compelling Android
devices and applications."

About Ingenic Semiconductor

Ingenic Semiconductor was founded in Beijing in 2005 to develop innovative processor technology.
Based on the MIPS architecture, Ingenic designs its own CPU core called XBurst. The XBurst CPU
adopts an innovative micro-architecture which consumes very little power under high performance
operation. Powered by the XBurst CPU, the company's JZ47xx series application processors are
widely deployed in embedded devices and consumer electronic products including PMPs, educational
electronic devices, eBooks, biometrics and more, with more than 30 million units shipped to-date.
For more information, visit http://www.ingenic.cn/
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ctr?d=10016934&l=15&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ingenic.cn%2F .

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. 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 Technologies is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact
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