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Licensed access to MIPS architecture

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MIPS Technologies and Agilent Technologies have announced that Agilent has licensed the MIPS32 4K, 4KE embedded processor core families, and the M4K and MIPS64 5Kc and 5Kf cores.

The licensing agreement also gives Agilent access to the Pro Series versions of these products.

Using its comprehensive SOC capabilities, Agilent will target customers in a wide range of embedded markets, including desktop printing and imaging.

"The MIPS architecture offers our design teams excellent performance, flexibility and access to a wide range of optimized software solutions and tools," said James Stewart, vice president and general manager of Agilent's ASIC Products Division.

"We look forward to leveraging these new licenses to expand our offerings of cost-effective, MIPS-based system chip solutions."

"Our relationship with Agilent is another indicator of how the MIPS architecture is becoming the technology of choice for many industry leaders," said Jack Browne, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies.

"Their decision to use our 32- and 64-bit core portfolios will ensure Agilent's MIPS-based SOC development investments are protected for years to come. We are excited about Agilent's strategy and stand ready to support their efforts."

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