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Lilbits: Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 leaked, Microsoft’s new adaptive accessories, Android 12 Beta, and more

During the first day of the 2022 Google I/O developer conference we learned that the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds Pro are all coming this year, with a Pixel Tablet expected to launch in 2023. That’s a lot of news for one day. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In […]

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Lilbits: MIPS pivots to RISC-V, Intel staggers desktop Arc graphics release, and Google releases I/O Pinball

Last year MIPS Technologies announced that it was going to stop designing MIPS processors. That might sound surprising given the company’s name, but maybe it was inevitable when looking at trends in the semiconductor industry. So MIPS pivoted to RISC-V architecture. And the company’s first chips based on that open instruction set are set to […]

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MIPS Technologies pivots to designing RISC-V processors

MIPS Technologies, the company that had been synonymous with the MIPS processor architecture, is now shifting its business model. Instead of designing MIPS chips, the company will be developing processors based on RISC-V architecture. It’s been a long road for MIPS. The company was founded in 1984 and the first MIPS (Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipelined […]

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Lilbits 390: A DIY ergonomic E Ink laptop made from off-the-shelf parts

There’s a fine line between genius and madness, and I’m not entirely sure which side this falls on, but web designer ArleyM recently shared details about a DIY ergonomic E Ink laptop project… and it’s kind of beautiful and horrific at the same time. Basically, the kit combines an ergonomic keyboard from Kinesis, a Kensington […]

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Wave Computing launches MIPS Open, provides royalty-free access to chip design data

A few months after announcing plans to “open source its MIPS instruction set architecture,” the folks at Wave Computing are following through. Mostly. The company has launched the MIPS Open program and released the first components, offering developers royalty and license fee-free access to the latest versions of its 32-bit and 64-bit MIPS architecture. But […]

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Imagination Technologies finds a buyer (two actually)

This summer UK-based Imagination Technologies announced that it was putting itself up for sale after losing one of its biggest customers when Apple decided to start designing graphics technologies for its iPhones and iPads in-house. Now it looks like Imagination is splitting its assets with a California-based investment group called Tallwood acquiring Imagination’s MIPS CPU design […]

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Want to buy a chip designer? Imagination is up for sale after losing Apple deal

Imagination Technologies is a British company that’s responsible for a wide range of chip designs including MIPS processors and PowerVR graphics. In recent years, it’s the company’s graphics solutions that’s taken the spotlight, as Imagination has provided the graphics technology for every Apple iPhone released to date. But earlier this year Apple announced it will […]

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T-Platforms launches a Linux-based, MIPS-powered all-in-one PC (in Russia)

Most modern desktop and notebook computers ship with Intel or AMD processors and Windows or OS X software. A few companies are positioning products with ARM-based chips as desktop computers. But the Tavolga Terminal TB-T22BT is something different. This all-in-one desktop PC has a MIPS-based processor and runs Debian 8 Linux software. The computer is […]