Intel to buy Mobileye

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  1. Ailuros

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    Mobileye is a high profile MIPS customers. Medium term I don't expect it to have an effect on the processors being used, the slides suggest that eyeQ5 (which uses MIPS) is set to deploy in 2020.

    But clearly it would be foolish to not consider that Intel would ultimately want the in-car solutions to be run on Intel, instead of MIPS.
     
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    [QUOTE="tangey, post: 1971061, member: 6900"
    But clearly it would be foolish to not consider that Intel would ultimately want the in-car solutions to be run on Intel, instead of MIPS.[/QUOTE]

    Entirely possible considering Intel's usual mindset; however I don't see any GenX GPU IP in Spreadtrum's upcoming SoC but lisenced GPU IP instead. If they want to keep perf/mm2 and perf/W ratios on a specific track for any possible MIPS successors in the future they'd need to develop an ultra low power CPU architecture from scratch. The dilemma then would be if a simple license is really worth the hussle or not.
     
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    Yes, however it is interesting that Spreadtrum Soc have Intel CPU, the first time Spreadtrum have used them.
     
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    But again no GenX GPU despite that Intel has its own GPU IP too, because power consumption is way lower on IMG's GPU IP. Here's where the love affair between Intel & Mobileye probably started: http://s2.q4cdn.com/670976801/files/doc_news/2017-BMW-Intel-Mobileye-release_CES.pdf ....look at the hw used; it's not like Intel isn't integrating any hw in that BMW deal:

    All that aside of the used EyeQ5 SoCs. IF Intel gives Mobileye as part of it enough freedom for critical strategic and design decisions, Intel's now automotive "branch" has all the odds to further blossom above the so far Mobileye track. In any other case things might get complicated if it all ends up in a bureaucratic gordian knot.
     
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    While busy, Intel could also buy Imagination Technologies (if that's up for sale), should cost much less than 15B.
    But than Apple might get interested too...
     
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