Handicapping the field of possible MIPS suitors
EE Times Staff
5/15/2012 8:01 AM EDT
NEW YORK--Correct us if were wrong, but many readers may be writing off MIPS Technologies way too soon.
The fate of MIPS is shaping up as one of the industrys biggest stories in 2012. The companys potential sale would have a significant impact on its storied processor IP line, MIPS customers, potential suitors who would either gain access to the processor IP or lose access and, of course, the current MIPS work force.
MIPS has not commented on speculation about a possible sale, and weve been unable to confirm that it has retained an investment banker to represent it (the rumor mill says its Goldman Sachs). Nevertheless, the question of who might buy MIPS is unavoidable and should be debated considering the broader implications of such a deal.
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