Interesting; this dovetails nicely with the rumours that AMD was looking to buy MIPS outright. Considering MIPS' current market cap is at about $350 million (up from $275-ish in early April), I could actually see this being a calculated move. After all, China are huge MIPS users and word on the street is they Don't Like Intel At All. More, it gives AMD some top-notch embedded engineering talent and lets them abandon ARM licensing for better-performing MIPS designs. They've got a process switch coming up anyway; why not switch arch on some lines, too? And again, Western companies have had a lot of trouble breaking into China and it's a very ripe market as people become more affluent over there.
Now, of course the above is all speculation, but I can easily envision an AMD of the near future that's extended the block paradigm of Bulldozer to various combinations of heterogenous cores. MIPS/ARM, amd64, and Radeon all on one wafer? It's just an eventuality if they want to remain relevant and it's something they've been pushing toward for a few years now. We shall see.
(Of course, we have to disclaim that the post itself is based on a rumour; nothing can be considered confirmed until there's a press release from AMD or the buyer.)