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    Virtualisation, MIPS and low-cost wearables

    Imagination Technologies can compete with ARM, says company.
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    Re: Virtualisation, MIPS and low-cost wearables

    It'd be good to see mips more widely adopted, it looks as if it's a decent alternative to arm.

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    Re: Virtualisation, MIPS and low-cost wearables

    I'm not sure how they can compete with arm unless they give it away, which is essentially almost what arm do. 0.5-3% royalties is nothing.

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    Re: Virtualisation, MIPS and low-cost wearables

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    Re: Virtualisation, MIPS and low-cost wearables

    yeh its good

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    Re: Virtualisation, MIPS and low-cost wearables

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    I'm not sure how they can compete with arm unless they give it away, which is essentially almost what arm do. 0.5-3% royalties is nothing.
    FWIW I don't think it is that clear cut. ARM don't sell the final product, they sell designs so that you can produce the final product - There is a lot of money involved in those missing steps so the saving in effort for ARM makes the 0.5-3% band very lucrative.

    AFAIK, ImgTech sell the final product which you then integrate - A completely different business model.

    There is a huge cost/benefit exercise that would need to take place in terms of calculating the true cost of each approach. With the integration step for ImgTech likely requiring greater effort, but there is no manufacturing step.

    Note: This is entirely speculative from the peripheries of my brain, I wouldn't take it as gospel
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