dgs: An informed source just told me: 'The "on-site participation by personnel from Advanced RISC Machines Limited" was mainly their lawyers slowly becoming convinced ARM couldn't sue them, so had to get into bed with them.'
It looks very much to me like it was the same thing that happened to NEC - NEC make a nice synthesisable clone, ARM go "oh s***" and realise that sueing a company the size of NEC isn't going to be possible, so buys it off them instead.
The web in 2009: Your thoughts The web in 2009 is ever-so shiny and a long way from the grey HTML2 days of the late-1990s. Is it over-the-top bling or can it provide useful interaction between websites and readers? 6 comments, latest by ricp on 24/1/09 11:58AM. Published: 10 Jan 2009