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ARM dominates 10B unit CPU core market

5/10/2012 04:22 AM EDT
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TingLu
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TingLu   5/12/2012 10:19:15 PM
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ARM royalty is low due to its extreme high volume Micro Controller Cortex-Mx series. MIPS didn't have this line. I'm wondering what is ARM royalty of their Cortex-Ax and Cortex-Rx series.

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abraxalito   5/11/2012 4:56:01 AM
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The report raises as many questions as it answers - if ARM's royalty rates are seen as 'too high' (at an average of 4.6cents per chip) then why are MIPS's even higher at 7cents? ISTM the more likely complaint is not the royalties but the up-front licensing costs. Also since ARM is doing a good job why would the market need a 'strong alternative'? Isn't the market as a whole better served by having one relatively benign player and thereby having standardization?

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