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Arphic Technology Joins MIPS Alliance Program

Leading Developer of International Fonts for Digital Devices to Support MIPS Licensees Worldwide

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – November 13, 2009 – MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores, announced that Arphic Technology Co., Ltd. has joined the MIPS® Alliance Program to provide professional font support for a variety of digital devices, including cell phones, netbooks, e-book readers, display panels, DTVs, set-top boxes, and more. In the Asia Pacific region alone, approximately half of MIPS Technologies’ licensees already use Arphic’s embedded font technology to reduce development time and bring competitive products to market faster.

“Market demand for MIPS-Based products is truly global, and that presents unique challenges for our customers who need to design high-quality multilingual solutions that satisfy the requirements of consumers everywhere,” said Art Swift, vice president of worldwide marketing for MIPS Technologies. “Arphic’s proven expertise in font development and its commitment to our licensees make it a valuable addition to the MIPS Alliance Program.”

“The MIPS Alliance Program brings together best-in-class solutions that are optimized for the highly-regarded MIPS architecture, and we’re proud to be the newest member,” said Grace Yang, CEO, Arphic Technology. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to support the broad and diverse MIPS licensee community with font solutions for devices that enrich the user experience, in any language, anywhere in the world.”

About the MIPS Alliance Program
The MIPS architecture is one of the most widely supported of all processor architectures, with a broad infrastructure of standard tools, software and services to help ensure rapid, reliable, and cost-effective development. Many leading semiconductor and embedded technology providers form the basis of the MIPS Ecosystem by providing silicon IP, software, hardware and services that support the MIPS architecture and cores. MIPS Technologies works closely with many of these companies through its MIPS Alliance Program to cultivate diverse and robust support in many critical areas of embedded design, including software development tools, operating systems, middleware, physical IP, EDA tools and related products.

About Arphic Technology
Arphic is a leading provider of embedded multilingual font solutions, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Cyrillic, Hindi, Thai, Arabic, Hebrew, and more. Any embedded device equipped with a screen―such as cell phone, MID, Netbook, HDTV, STB, e-books, PND, CND, industrial control panel, etc.―can utilize Arphic font technology for worldwide markets. For more information, call +1 886-2-8259-8356, or visit www.arphic.com

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores that power some of the world's most popular products for the home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets. These include broadband devices from Linksys, DTVs and digital consumer devices from Sony, DVD recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco, 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology and laser printers from Hewlett-Packard. 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.

MIPS and MIPS-Based are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other countries of MIPS Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.


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