MIPS Technologies' Aptiv(TM) Generation of Microprocessor Cores Named "Best Processor IP of 2012" by The Linley Group

MIPS Technologies' Aptiv(TM) Generation of Microprocessor Cores Named "Best
Processor IP of 2012" by The Linley Group

Analysts Agree That "2012 Was the Year for MIPS"

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MIPS Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures
and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded
applications, announced today that its Aptiv™ generation of microprocessor
cores has received the award for "Best Processor IP of 2012" from The Linley
Group in the analyst firm's annual Analysts' Choice Awards.

The Analysts' Choice Awards recognize the top products in several processor
and technology categories including embedded, mobile, PC, server, IP cores and
related technology. Linley Group analysts are deeply familiar with all of the
leading processor products, having written about them for Microprocessor
Report over the course of the past year. Winners were selected based on
performance, power, features and cost, as appropriate for their target

The Aptiv generation of 32-bit microprocessor cores, including the ultra
high-performance proAptiv™ family, multi-threaded interAptiv™ family, and
highly-efficient microAptiv™ family, offer three distinct performance levels
to enable innovative development across a broad range of home entertainment,
networking, mobile and embedded applications.

"MIPS earned this award for accomplishing a top-to-bottom upgrade of its CPU
IP portfolio to address rapidly changing markets spanning virtually every
processor category. We are particularly impressed with the proAptiv core—the
crown jewel of the Aptiv generation—for achieving certified CoreMark scores
that exceed the expected scores of the competition's top-line 64-bit
licensable IP. We evaluated numerous candidates across the spectrum of
processor IP, and our analysts agreed that 2012 was the year for MIPS," said J
Scott Gardner, senior analyst, The Linley Group / Microprocessor Report.

"We are honored to receive the recognition of 'Best Processor IP of 2012,'
particularly when being evaluated alongside other impressive technologies, and
by a firm as reputable as The Linley Group," said Gideon Intrater, vice
president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. "The Aptiv generation signifies a
new era of innovation for the MIPS architecture, providing high-performance,
power-efficient and cost-effective options for a broad range of next
generation applications. With Aptiv cores, we are enabling our customers to
differentiate and excel in an increasingly competitive market."

About the Aptiv Generation of Microprocessors

MIPS' Aptiv generation of microprocessor cores, including the proAptiv,
interAptiv and microAptiv families, offer three distinct performance levels
for home entertainment, mobile, networking and embedded applications. With
leading high-end CPU performance/power efficiency, the proAptiv core is ideal
for connected consumer electronics devices. It achieves the top published
CoreMark/MHz score for licensable IP cores—offering elite performance in
considerably smaller area than the competition. The multi-threaded interAptiv
core is ideal for applications with tight power and cost constraints,
delivering leading performance efficiency in its class. The highly-efficient
microAptiv core achieves the highest CoreMark/MHz score among microcontroller
(MCU) class cores and adds DSP acceleration and security for cost-sensitive
MCU/embedded processor designs. For more information, visit

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 (408)
530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.

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         MIPS Technologies, Inc.
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