Wave Computing, MIPS emerge from bankruptcy
The restructured business will be known as MIPS and focus on the RISC-based processor architectures originally developed by MIPS and extensively licensed out. MIPS is developing an eighth-generation architecture based on the open-source RISC-V processor standard.
Under a plan approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California the majority of creditors will receive a meaningful recovery of debts owed.
Tallwood Ventures won a bankruptcy auction of Wave Computing assets held in December 2020 with a restructuring bid valued at $61 million. Tallwood will take majority ownership of the reorganized company. Sanjai Kohli will continue to lead MIPS as CEO.
It remains unclear how Tallwood’s ownership of Wave Computing/MIPS will impact an arcane deal that saw MIPS formed as an off-shore subsidiary of Wave Computing in 2020 and licensing its IP to a Samoan company called Prestige Century Investments who re-assigned the license to a Chinese subsidiary called CIP United Co. Ltd. (Shanghai, China).
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