View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
November 16, 1997updated 03 Sep 2016 6:46pm


By CBR Staff Writer

Philips Electronics NV’s Semiconductor division has now joined forces with NEC Corp to work on further development of the MIPS microprocessor architecture, now seen more as an embedded part than in its former role as systems CPU. The first stages of the partnership agreement will see NEC providing its VR4300 series 64-bit processor core, and working with Philips on chip integration and support technologies. Philips, which is putting more emphasis on the systems-on-a-chip market, and is involved in the convergence of personal computers and televisions, sees the development of the MIPS architecture as a logical extension to its existing business which centers around the consumer market. Silicon Graphics, which owns the MIPS architecture, says it will have shipped some 35 million MIPS processors this year. It believes the MIPS architecture will play a much larger role in the embedded consumer market as time progresses.

Content from our partners
Rethinking cloud: challenging assumptions, learning lessons
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond
The hidden complexities of deploying AI in your business

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.