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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by Flatland_Spider on Wed 7th Nov 2012 15:36 UTC
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I'm really hoping they can pull it off. As much as I like ARM, the fact of the matter is that its dominance in the mobile space is inherently dangerous for competition.

The Chinese love MIPS, and you'll probably start seeing Chinese MIPS based devices appear as they start using more of their own native tech.

They really wanted to buy MIPS. However, because of all of the defense contracts that use MIPS chips, the Federal regulators wouldn't approve the sale.

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