Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Cheap Android tablets are all over the place, and generally not any good. They often have resistive touch screens instead of capacitive ones, are slow, or have no access to the Android Market. For Ice Cream Sandwich, MIPS Technologies is trotting out its existing Honeycomb tablet - which, you guessed it, uses a MIPS processor - licensed to Ainovo. For some reason, that makes this $99 tablet with capacitive screen kind of interesting.
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PRC MIPS?
by andydread on Tue 6th Dec 2011 00:18 UTC
andydread
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2009-02-02

I wonder if this is the same MIPS CPU Commissioned by the PRC Military and Intelligence Services. The same one featured in a new super computer produced by the Chinese Government. This should be interesting to watch. I wonder what hidden potential/pitfalls are in that Chinese MIPS CPU.

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RE: PRC MIPS?
by JAlexoid on Tue 6th Dec 2011 01:05 in reply to "PRC MIPS? "
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

This is definitely not Loongson nor any of the followups.

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RE[2]: PRC MIPS?
by Straylight on Tue 6th Dec 2011 22:21 in reply to "RE: PRC MIPS? "
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2006-06-15

I also believe after doing a few google searches that the chip used in China's new HPC is derived from ALPHA rather than MIPS

Here is a link to an article which mentions it's supposed lineage to the DEC ALPHA 21164:

http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4230214/Chinese-processors-...

It seems like no one actually knows for sure though since they processors aren't exactly out in the open...

Edited 2011-12-06 22:34 UTC

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