It's official now. Read it here.
They claim, and i quote: "Sales of the entire Alias product suite will continue uninterrupted, and there will be no changes to the management team, service and support or product availability as a result of the sale."
Good to hear, but my fears are that MIPS will be left out in the cold in the near future. Some people at IRC suggest that this is merely a sale to beef up cash flow at SGI, but who are we to speculate about that :)
Thanks to Schleusel for pointing this one out