Imagination Tech Buys MIPS For $100M, Outbids Ceva
The former has now outbid the latter and is buying MIPS for $100 million. The two companies had been embroiled in a bidding war, but Reuters reports that in the end, Ceva wasn’t willing to pony up any more cash and conceded victory to Imagination.
Imagination is taking a bit of a risk here, as the company will reportedly need to borrow as much as $22 million to complete the purchase. It will be competing with ARM in the marketplace, which is a formidable foe, making the acquisition a fairly high-stakes gamble.
The purchase should be completed in Q1 2013.