MIPS Technologies Announces MIPS32 1004K Coherent Processing System License By Mobileye

MIPS Cores Provide Reliability and Real-time Response Needed for
Automotive Applications

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard
processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking,
wireless, communications and business applications, announced today
that Mobileye, the global pioneer and leader in vision-based collision
prevention systems, licensed its multi-threaded multiprocessing MIPS32
1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS). Mobileye will incorporate the
1004K CPS in its next generation EyeQ vision-based SoC for use in driver
assistance systems. Mobileye already uses multi-threaded MIPS32 34K
cores in its current generation EyeQ2 SoC. Development of the third
generation SoC will begin immediately.

According to Ziv Aviram, CEO, Mobileye, "We are having great success
using MIPS in our EyeQ2 product, which has been adopted by several
top-tier suppliers and car manufacturers. We are pleased to reaffirm our
commitment to MIPS for our next generation product. The EyeQ3 will be
the ultimate driver assistance system for a wide range of vertical
markets. With MIPS, we get a winning architecture that provides the
reliability, high performance and flexibility needed for automotive
applications. MIPS Technologies’ unparalleled service and support will
help us get our next generation product to market quickly at the lowest
possible cost."

"Multi-threaded 34K cores helped us achieve a 600% performance gain in
the EyeQ2 over the previous generation, and we are pleased to target
even greater performance in the EyeQ3, with a combination of the 1004K
CPS and Mobileye’s innovative Vector Microcode Processors (VMP)," said
Elchanan Rushinek, vice president of engineering, Mobileye. "As we did
when we selected MIPS cores for the EyeQ2, we exhaustively benchmarked
the new MIPS cores against the competition. We need extreme real-time
performance, and we found the 1004K CPS to be a superior solution. With
MIPS, our customers can be assured of responsiveness and reliability to
help reduce accidents and make roads safer."

"MIPS Technologies has a strong presence in the automotive market, with
significant share in mobile infotainment and a growing presence in the
automotive control and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
markets. ADAS systems entail advanced applications processing,
reliability, and real time response for applications such as collision
avoidance and driver safety," said Michael J. Palma, IDC senior research
analyst for consumer semiconductors.

"Leading automotive companies are looking to Mobileye for technologies
that not only have the ability to change lives, but save them," said Art
Swift, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. "We are pleased
to work closely with Mobileye as it continues to develop advanced driver
assistance solutions. The MIPS architecture is a great fit for
automotive safety and infotainment applications, and we look forward to
expanding our presence in these high-growth sectors of the automotive

Mobileye’s family of EyeQ Vision Processors and its broad range of
algorithms for mono-camera driver assistance systems target vehicle
active safety applications such as lane departure warning, vehicle
detection, pedestrian detection, intelligent headlight control and
traffic sign recognition.


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