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tangey
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re: ARM, Imagination divvy up MIPS
tangey   11/6/2012 10:28:42 PM
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How can apple get sued when the entire ip is licensed from ARM, and their main graphics processor supplier inww owns MIPS

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tangey   11/6/2012 10:26:45 PM
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The article specifically says: "Once the Imagination-MIPS deal is completed, MIPS royalties will go to Imagination, not to AST"

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junko.yoshida   11/6/2012 8:46:40 PM
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According to Imagination, that is NOT the case. I will be posting a follow-up anaysis piece shortly. But in a nut shell, Imagination CEO made it very clear during the conference call that his company will move the MIPS architecture "go forward."

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junko.yoshida   11/6/2012 8:45:09 PM
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Rick, I added a few updates to the story above, after the Imagination/MIPS conference call. MIPS patent royalties will NOT go to the consortium, but to Imagination.

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rick merritt   11/6/2012 7:52:02 PM
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Clearly the merger gives ARM a little more competition as the game increasingly shifts to supplying a full suite of SoC blocks. Imagination will gain leverage selling graphics and other cores into set-tops where MIPS is strong and Imagination could help MIPS gain more traction in mobile.

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krisi   11/6/2012 7:17:51 PM
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I think they will kill Mips

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junko.yoshida   11/6/2012 5:48:36 PM
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It's not clear at this point if Apple is part of the AST. This has not been confirmed.

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DSteer   11/6/2012 5:35:43 PM
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MIPS has some very strong patents on multi-threading. Getting those out of harms-way is a very shrewd move by ARM.

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bordersboy   11/6/2012 5:32:19 PM
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So when do Apple find themselves being sued for infringement. Without doubt they will infringe somewhere in their processors. the shoe will be on the other foot then........

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junko.yoshida   11/6/2012 5:20:05 PM
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We are fully aware of MIPS' China factor involved here. We need to hear from Imagination in regards to their plan.

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