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EdwinBland
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re: Crazy acquisition chatter
EdwinBland   11/8/2012 3:16:19 AM
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Microchip has bought SST & SMSC... why not MIPS... they're already using one of their cores in the PIC32 family... it seems like they have a vested interest in the longevity of the product line...

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BrianBailey   11/6/2012 8:03:34 PM
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Not sure it is right to call Bridge Crossing LLC a patent troll. A significant portion of the funding for this came from ARM. The same was true for the Nortel patents acquired by Apple and Microsoft. Are they suddenly trolls?

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przemek0   11/6/2012 6:41:21 PM
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British company Imagination bought MIPS engineers for 300k$ per each one, plus 80+ core MIPS patents. The remaining 500 patents were sold for 350M$ to another company that's pure IP aka patent trolls. http://www.zdnet.com/chip-designer-mips-acquired-for-60m-patents-sold-for-350m-7000006969/

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krisi   11/6/2012 3:55:20 PM
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60 Million, pretty cheap, Mips probably has some interesting IP...is Innovation hoping to compete against its bigger British brother ARM?

krisi
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re: Crazy acquisition chatter
krisi   11/5/2012 5:49:52 PM
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Arm buying Mips makes no sense to me...now thinking more about it, why would anyone buy Mips? someone in embedded systems space?



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