IBM’s getting rid of three of its PPC designs. They’ve sold the processors to Applied Micro in a licensing deal for a cool $227 million. Interesting… I guess we’ll be seeing these bad boys in some upcoming switch/router designs….
“Under the agreement, IBM will transfer its PowerPC 403, 405 and 440 processors to Applied Micro. The latter will gain the rights to market the chips as standalone products for the embedded sector, meaning they could be used in products such as networking gear, an IBM representative said.”