* MIPS does not deny the takeover rumors * starboard is negotiating with MIPS executives ( see MIPS website) * Analyst MIPS upgrade 2 weeks ago was based on takeover potential * Intel & AMD need buying MIPS to reduce the risk of ARMH competition & domination in mobile
* 580 patents of MIPS are more valuable than its tiny cap of $290M. * Recently everyday we here buying a company based on its patent portfolio * BRCM paid 3.8B for Newtlogic mainly because of MIPS based XLP processor that is excellent for 4G applications
A couple of chip design companies have been bought recently (for 100% premiums) as the services of the companies are more valued. The intelectual properties of these companies are the holy grails of the digitil wars going forward, and MIPS is generates, as well as owns, arguably, the top properties for small chip designs anywhere.