Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:35 UTC
In the News The desktop and laptop world is dominated by x86, the mobile/embedded world by ARM. Conventional wisdom, right? Not really. There's also MIPS - hundreds of millions of embedded devices run on MIPS, and for years now, the architecture has been trying to break into the mobile world dominated so much by ARM. They just a got a boost: MIPS has been acquired by Imagination Tech, most known for its PowerVR graphics chips used in a lot of smartphones and tablets.
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RE: Comment by strim
by Neolander on Wed 7th Nov 2012 06:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by strim"
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Aha, great. Grab the MIPS datasheets while you can...

+1, PowerVR is probably one of the few brands in the semiconductor industry that makes things harder than Qualcomm for OS developers.

Consider the Raspberry Pi story: the team was persistent enough to get a TRM from Qualcomm, of all things, and yet Linux on the RPi still relies on binary blobs for GPU operation...

Edited 2012-11-07 06:45 UTC

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