News.com meldt dat het in problemen verkerende Silicon Graphics volgende maand de geplande spinoff van MIPS Technologies tot voltooing zal brengen. MIPS is de fabrikant van de processors die in de SGI workstations en servers worden gebruikt (voor de low-end Visual Workstations wordt sinds vorig jaar ook gebruik gemaakt van huis-tuin-en-keuken Intel hardware):
The company, which owns about 25 million MIPS shares, said last year that it would divest its interest in the unit that designs computer processors. Shareholders as of June 6 will receive 0.135 MIPS share for each Silicon Graphics share on June 20.
SGI, based in Mountain View, Calif., has focused on computers for scientific applications as rivals such as Hewlett-Packard invaded the market for high-powered machines used in animation and graphic design. The company has sold some units and is betting new product introductions will help boost revenue going forward.