Press Releases
Jan 04, 2013

Highly-Integrated MIPS-Based(TM) SoC From Ingenic Sets New Performance Point for Power-Efficient and Affordable Devices

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan. 4, 2013 — INTERNATIONAL CES —MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications, and Ingenic Semiconductor, a leading China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, today introduced the JZ4780, a new highly integrated MIPS-Based™ SoC from Ingenic. The affordable dual-core JZ4780 SoC offers high performance, advanced graphics and other new functionality, along with ultra-low power consumption. MIPS and Ingenic will demonstrate the JZ4780 in a new 10″ Android™ 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ tablet during International CES, being held January 8 – 12, 2013.

JZ4780 SoC Highlights:

*1.3GHz+ SoC sets new performance point for power-efficient and affordable devices

* Leverages Ingenic’s MIPS-Based XBurst™ processor, with an innovative high-performance and ultra-low power pipelining architecture that consumes approximately 140mW per GHz under full load

* At approximately 30mm2 die size in 40nm, the JZ4780 provides a low-cost solution for consumer electronics products

* Features a video processing unit (VPU) powered by a second XBurst processing engine for advanced 1080p HD video performance

* Highly-integrated SoC includes HDMI, LVDS, audio codec, GPS baseband, and other analog/application blocks and rich interconnect interfaces plus sophisticated PowerVR™ SGX Series5 graphics IP from Imagination Technologies

Demonstration on New Ingenic Tablet at International CES

At CES, MIPS and Ingenic will showcase the JZ4780 SoC in a new 10″ tablet reference design developed by Ingenic. Ingenic will also demonstrate a version of the tablet that includes embedded LTE functionality from Altair Semiconductor, with Altair’s MIPS-Based FourGee™ chipset. To schedule a demonstration during CES, contact

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The XBurst CPU and new JZ4780 SoC are available now from Ingenic. For more information, visit or contact

Supporting Quotes

“We congratulate Ingenic on its latest accomplishment with the highly competitive JZ4780. Its combination of high performance, power efficiency and cost-effective design demonstrates the advantages of the MIPS architecture for mobile devices such as tablets. Now that the MIPS architecture is completely supported in Android releases from Google, Android devices based on MIPS can take advantage of a broad range of applications, while leveraging the long battery life and great user experience that MIPS can enable,” said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies.

“Combining the elegance of the MIPS architecture with Ingenic’s processor design expertise, we were able to create a device that sets a new performance point for cost- and power-efficient consumer product SoCs,” said Qiang Liu, chairman and CEO, Ingenic Semiconductor. “We have seen significant adoption of the previous generation JZ4770 SoC, and our customers are excited to tap the performance and functionality of this new SoC for their next generation tablets and other consumer electronics products.”

“We are pleased that the new MIPS-Based SoC from Ingenic leverages Imagination’s advanced graphics IP to enable an engaging experience on tablets and other consumer devices. With the high level of integration and ultra-low power consumption of this new SoC, Ingenic is demonstrating its ability to become a true contender in the mobile arena,” said Tony King-Smith, vice president of marketing, Imagination Technologies.

“Earlier this year, Karbonn Mobiles brought to market the world’s lowest-cost Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ tablet based on the previous generation MIPS-Based SoC from Ingenic. With its unmatched combination of high performance and ultra-low power consumption, we were able to create two generations of Karbonn Smart Tab tablets that feature long battery life, leading-edge features and a wealth of local content for the Indian market. We look forward to working with Ingenic and MIPS on future products,” said Pradeep Jain, managing director, Karbonn Mobiles, a leading mobile brand and provider of attractively priced multimedia phones in India.

“We were pleased to shake hands with MIPS and Ingenic in June 2012 to announce the debut of our new iPPea TV, an Android 4.0 dongle leveraging a MIPS-Based Ingenic SoC that brings the new Android experience to any HDMI-enabled DTV,” said Amanda Senkowski, CEO, iPPea Inc., an Android life applications designer and manufacturer. “We plan to leverage the new dual core JZ4780 SoC in future iPPea products. With superb system performance, and enhanced graphics and video processing capabilities, the new SoC will enable us to deliver even more compelling Android devices and applications.”

About Ingenic Semiconductor

Ingenic Semiconductor was founded in Beijing in 2005 to develop innovative processor technology. Based on the MIPS architecture, Ingenic designs its own CPU core called XBurst. The XBurst CPU adopts an innovative micro-architecture which consumes very little power under high performance operation. Powered by the XBurst CPU, the company’s JZ47xx series application processors are widely deployed in embedded devices and consumer electronic products including PMPs, educational electronic devices, eBooks, biometrics and more, with more than 30 million units shipped to-date. 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

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