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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:59 pm 
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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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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:20 pm 
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these days the most successful MIPS-architecture cores seem to be other companies' designs.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:45 pm 
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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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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:18 pm 
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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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Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:49 am 
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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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