Junko Yoshida, EETimes
6/19/2014 09:40 AM EDT
Does the industry know everything it needs to know about MIPS? Most industry analysts think they do.
And they’re probably right. MIPS processor cores’ architecture and its power-efficient performance are an integral part of the well told MIPS legacy.
Industry observers’ enthusiasm for MIPS tends to be muted, if not non-existent, largely because the world has already decided that MIPS has lost the mobile battle against ARM.
MIPS’s market position might still prove to be different in the nascent wearable device market, or in more established networking and home entertainment segments. But at a time when there is not a single MIPS-based application processor designed for smartphones on the global market, MIPS is a non-player in the mobile world. Realistically, it isn’t even an “underdog.”
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