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The Bedford Report

May 18, 2011 08:16 ET

Rambus and MIPS Technologies Race to Diversify

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Rambus and MIPS Technologies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - This spring mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures have been a dominant theme in the Memory Chip industry. As companies get larger and experience diminishing returns in their core business, they are showing willingness to utilize their large resource pools to acquire smaller companies in a race to diversify themselves. Given the limited opportunities for meaningful acquisitions, the companies in stronger financial positions, and possessing the willingness to act, stand to gain the most from such activities. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor -- Memory Chip Industry and provides research reports on Rambus, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) and MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Last week the technology chip licenser, Rambus, announced that it is paying $342.5 million in cash and stock for Cryptography Research, a privately held chip security research and development and licensing company. Rambus argues that adding Cryptography's security technology to its existing roster of technologies available for licensing will raise revenue. The company said it expects the acquisition to add to its adjusted profit starting in 2013.

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Also last week, MIPS Technologies announced that it entered into a license agreement with Myriad Group AG. MIPS will make Myriad's Dalvik Turbo Virtual Machine available to its licensees as part of its standard distribution of Android for the MIPS architecture.

Shares of MIPS have been struggling since the designer of high-performance processors reported fiscal third-quarter sales of $20 million, missing the average analyst estimate by 7.6 percent.

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