ARC International - The leader in configurable processors
Are these guys going to threaten MIPS? I dont think so from the answer from Carl Schlachte, chief executive officer of ARC. May have to look into it a bit more.
“The ‘563 patent is important. There’s 14 more that have been granted. And we have 44 patents pending,” said Schlachte.
When asked if ARC was letting rivals, such as ARM Holdings plc, MIPS Technologies Inc. and Tensilica Inc., infringe on its patents, Schlachte said: “ARM and MIPS endorsing configurability is a good thing.”
He added: “We have a duty to investors to protect our position. We vigorously defend our intellectual property but we prefer to work with all companies to endorse configurability. We are, after all, an intellectual licensing company,” Schlachte said.