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AMD adopts MIPS' 64-bit architecture

Posted: 03 May 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MIPS Technology? MIPS64? MIPS32? processor? Personal Connectivity Solutions?

MIPS Technologies has licensed its MIPS64 instruction set architecture (ISA) to AMD. With this license, AMD plans to develop 64-bit processors that implement the MIPS64 architecture standard in addition to its current product line of processors based on the MIPS32 architecture standards.

The processor development work is planned to be performed by AMD's Personal Connectivity Solutions (PCS) group, which was formed in February with the acquisition of Alchemy Semiconductor Inc. The entire Alchemy design team, which headed the development of MIPS-based microprocessors for personal connectivity devices, has joined AMD's PCS group.

"AMD believes in the MIPS architecture, and that the 64-bit MIPS architecture will complement our current 32-bit MIPS32 technology-based products and ultimately, will serve new and different markets," said Billy Edwards, VP and general manager of AMD's Personal Connectivity Solutions group.

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