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ENTROPIC SHIPS FIVE MILLIONTH MIPS-BASED LINK CHIPSET.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIPS), Mountain View, Calif., a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, today announced that Entropic Communications has now shipped more than five million MIPS-Based(TM) c.LINK(TM) chipsets for digital networking applications based on MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) specifications.

Powered by the MIPS32(R) 4KEc(R) and 4KEm(TM) processor cores, the c.LINK coax network chip technology allows consumers to easily share high-definition content such as video, music, games and images throughout the digital home. Employing their existing coax cable infrastructure, consumers can seamlessly connect their HDTVs, digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes and media center PCs.

"This is a significant milestone for our company," said John Graham, vice president, marketing at Entropic. "Our ability to leverage the performance, cost savings and power efficiency of the MIPS(R) architecture has contributed greatly to the rapid market acceptance of c.LINK as an industry standard in the delivery of multimedia content to the connected home."

"We're excited that Entropic and their MIPS-Based c.LINK solution have gained such significant traction worldwide, and we wish them continued success," said Brad Holtzinger, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "We look forward to working with Entropic on new and innovative products and extending our considerable presence in broadband, networking and home entertainment."

According to iSuppli, the home networking market is forecasted to grow to 500 million nodes shipped per year of both wireless and wired technologies by 2010. Home networking nodes running over existing coax cabling in the home is expected to account for 75 million of these nodes.

"Five million units is without question validation that the connected home market is here and provides compelling value to operators and consumers alike," said Steve Rago, principal analyst, iSuppli.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. is the leading developer of LAN and WAN coax networking for home digital entertainment. Entropic's products allow consumers to easily share digital entertainment throughout the home by leveraging the existing coax infrastructure to fundamentally change the way content such as movies, music, and images are stored and networked by the average user.

Entropic is a founding member of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA(TM)), http://www.mocalliance.org/, an open industry initiative promoting delivery of video and entertainment over coax, ensuring interoperability with member products and coexistence with other delivery mediums, under a RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing environment. For more information: http://www.entropic.com/.

About the MIPS32 4KE(TM) Core Family

The highly-configurable 4KE cores offer SoC designers a tailored solution for high-performance, low-power consumer applications, giving them the flexibility to optimize applications by maximizing performance or minimizing power consumption.

About MIPS Technologies

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIPS) is a leading provider of industry- standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that delivers 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions to the embedded market, and in combination with its licensees, offers the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products worldwide. MIPS Technologies currently owns more than 400 patent properties (patents and applications) worldwide and licenses its intellectual property to today's leading semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs.

Today, MIPS-Based designs are integrated in millions of products around the world, including broadband devices from Linksys, digital cameras from Canon, DTVs and entertainment systems from Sony, DVD Recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco and laser printers from Hewlett Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is based in Mountain View, California, with offices worldwide.

For more information, call 650/567-5000 or visit http://www.mips.com.
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