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4/13/2012 10:03 AM EDT
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Robotics Developer   4/13/2012 5:02:36 PM
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I must confess to never having used a MIPS processor, instead I had leaned towards the ARM family early on. I am wondering what the IP portfolio is that would be of value to other companies. I would like to know what the analysis think was the limiting factor in the MIPS line? Was it the overall speed, performance, or cost that was the limiting factor in the "ARMs" race?

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US Made   4/13/2012 5:59:59 PM
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Nice Architecture Does not mean a Thing. It is all about execution, execution, and execution. we have seen this from x86 to 68K. x86 vs. DEC, x86 vs. SUN, and saga continues.

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John.Donovan   4/13/2012 8:34:08 PM
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Sad, but long overdue. Too many missed opportunities.

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agk   4/14/2012 8:48:57 AM
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Even though most of the features are same in all the architectures the success lies in the best marketing efforts with the best customer service in time.

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daleste   4/14/2012 10:06:32 PM
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It is sad when companies die. ARM did a good job of building an IP business. MIPS had a bubble then dropped out of sight.

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GREAT-Terry   4/16/2012 3:11:54 AM
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MIPS once was a bright star in 90's. Just wonder what value it can provide to the new buyer.

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Kinnar   4/16/2012 9:11:01 AM
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If some quality buyer comes, he will be better able to utilized the quality resources of MIPS, it totally depended on the decision makers where they want to take the company, the quality manpower will always there at the bottom level.

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John.Donovan   4/16/2012 7:36:11 PM
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Kinnar's right. They have great talent and a valuable patent portfolio. They're unlikely to just drop out of site.

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abraxalito   4/17/2012 1:38:07 AM
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"MIPS..has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to identify and negotiate with potential acquirers of the company.." - perhaps someone has Kermit's telephone number to hand?

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JohnJonesman   4/17/2012 5:18:00 PM
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The last article Peter Clarke wrote about MIPS sale was inaccurate (he has a habit of doing that). Now he rewrites something Bloomberg reported. Can't EEtimes hire competent reporters these days, instead of just rehashing articles written by real reporters?

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