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4/17/2012 00:24 AM EDT
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moronda
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moronda   4/19/2012 3:33:57 PM
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Why bother now! What a waste of engineering effort! I think it's obvious MIPS is now SLIPS.

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rick merritt   4/19/2012 2:42:22 PM
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Fixed, thanks!

CC VanDorne
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CC VanDorne   4/18/2012 7:23:25 PM
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I'll through in another good fit, maybe a better one: Intel.

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t.alex   4/18/2012 11:30:51 AM
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Yep, this is a good boost for MIPS. Its architecture, though not wellknown for low power consumption, does have a number of good points as compared to ARM.

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fanoble   4/18/2012 3:50:28 AM
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there was a mistake in this article: But as many as 80,000 of the half a billion apps in the Android online store run natively, targeting the ARM architecture. == should be "million", not "billion"

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_hm   4/17/2012 11:42:29 PM
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@Chanj: Yes, Google may be considering buying MIPS technology and it may be perfect match for them.

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pmd12345   4/17/2012 10:49:39 PM
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MIPS licensees already beat ARM in price, low-power and performance. Just look at Cavium Octeon.

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chanj0   4/17/2012 9:12:51 PM
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Would Google buy MIPS to expand their portfolio of hardware business? What would be the benefit for Google to acquire MIPS?

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KB3001   4/17/2012 6:56:50 PM
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It looks like it, yes. With ARM's economies of scale, it would take MIPS something spectacularly ingenious to rival them.

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Tsantes   4/17/2012 1:49:39 PM
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Totally agree. I think it's just a matter of time before they go away in their present form.

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