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Handicapping the field of possible MIPS suitors

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5/15/2012 12:01 PM EDT
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junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   5/15/2012 7:39:54 PM
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Hi, Moronda. ARM may have won the war, as you say, but I wouldn't discount MIPS patents so quickly. I wouldn't discount Sandeep so quickly either. Much of the difficulties MIPS had gone through are due to what happened even before Sandeep arrived at MIPS. Lastly, I wouldn't want any company to go down the toilet. Every company, and every engineer on the team, deserves to do its/his best and eventually succeed.

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rick merritt   5/15/2012 4:15:40 PM
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I think China could create a new entity to drive the MIPS core forward, even as it did with C*Core to drive the Moto M*Core

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rick merritt   5/15/2012 4:14:46 PM
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My current thought is the best deal for MIPS is to sell its patent portfolio while retaining rights to it as IPWireless did in a deal with Nvidia and IV this week. That gives MIPS a solid cash injection and the freedom to develop next-gen products.

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zylxzxcyz   5/15/2012 3:55:16 PM
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Chinese company ...which one?

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GREATTerry   5/15/2012 2:07:47 PM
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I also agree that it is highly likely a Chinese company may finally acquire MIPS.

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Patk0317   5/15/2012 1:24:50 PM
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Rick, I see merit in your comment about Apple wanting the MIPs engineering team . My guess is that a sale could split the company with the IP going to one suitor and the engineers to another. Patrick

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