posted by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Oct 2001 00:23 UTC
"The quarter's revenue total includes $62.5 million made selling "non-core intellectual property rights" to Microsoft [...] But it's worrying when a company has to look at what else it can sell off to help up make what it has lost in the sales of its core products. Take away the Microsoft-sourced revenue, and SGI's quarterly sales figure falls to $316.5 million - 27 per cent lower than the previous quarter" TheRegister reports on SGI's status. Our Take: Sell out may be one of the reasons why the interview we sent to the IRIX kernel team 2 months ago was never returned answered. The engineers were willing and responded immediately, but that was not the case for their marketing and PR departments which we had to go through and get their "ok".