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Product category: Intellectual Property Cores
News Release from: Hitachi Europe
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 06 April 2001

SuperH architecture gets independent

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A new company has been set up to independently develop SuperH architecture processor cores

SuperH Inc, as the name suggests, is a new company dedicated to serving the large customer base for SuperH architecture RISC microprocessor cores Created by STMicroelectronics and Hitachi, SuperH Inc will be licensing the SH-4 core and the SuperH cores to follow

This means it will complete the SH-5 64bit processor and produce the eventual SH-6 and SH-7 cores.

Hitachi and STMicroelectronics, both of which are world top-ten semiconductor companies that manufacture and market a broad portfolio of devices, believe that an independently managed entity concentrating on developing and licensing the SuperH family of processor cores will provide significant benefits for systems manufacturers and semiconductor firms.

As the new company will be staffed by a highly focused and experienced R and D team and backed by a fully dedicated s