MIPS Technologies launched the M14K core family for extremely cost-sensitive embedded applications. The MIPS32 M14K and M14Kc cores are the first MIPS32 compatible cores that also execute the new microMIPS instruction set architecture (ISA), achieving high performance of 1.5 DMIPS/MHz with an advanced level of code compression. The microMIPS ISA maintains 98% of MIPS32 performance while reducing code size by 35%, translating to significant silicon cost savings. The M14K cores are ideal for 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), home entertainment, personal entertainment, and home networking. The new M14K and M14Kc cores will be available in the first quarter of 2010.