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MIPS Inc. is for sale; go on sgi and buy it

Unread postby rwengerter » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:59 pm

The famous processor creator MIPS Inc. is for sale.
Here is the source:
http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news ... ays-report

I hope it will find a good buyer that will ensure future MIPS processors.
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Re: MIPS Inc. is for sale; go on sgi and buy it

Unread postby robespierre » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:20 pm

these days the most successful MIPS-architecture cores seem to be other companies' designs.
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Re: MIPS Inc. is for sale; go on sgi and buy it

Unread postby skywriter » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:45 pm

Why in all that is holy would sgi ( thanks autocorrect! ) of all company's invest in a technology strategy that almost killed it three times already? Ok, I was being charitable, it did kill it.
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Re: MIPS Inc. is for sale; go on sgi and buy it

Unread postby R-ten-K » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:18 pm

skywriter wrote:Why in all that is holy would ago of all company's invest in a technology strategy that almost killed it three times already? Ok, I was being charitable, it did kill it.


There is always the Zombie Patent Troll business plan, you can't kill that which is already dead...
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Re: MIPS Inc. is for sale; go on sgi and buy it

Unread postby SAQ » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:49 am

R-ten-K wrote:
skywriter wrote:Why in all that is holy would ago of all company's invest in a technology strategy that almost killed it three times already? Ok, I was being charitable, it did kill it.


There is always the Zombie Patent Troll business plan, you can't kill that which is already dead...


Ah! So SCO/whatever it is they're calling themselves now could buy it and it would fit right in with their business model.

Don't discount the idea of somebody doing the exact same thing they (or someone else) did before that resulted in failure. It's a surprisingly popular methodology.
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