Peter Clarke, EE Times(06/19/2006 12:09 AM EDT) LONDON
— Japanese chip giant Renesas Technology Ltd. could downgrade the significance of its own SH processor in future generations of the SH-Mobile in favor of ARM processors and in particular an ARM multiprocessor.
The SH RISC processor is the historical successor to a combination of the processor interests of Hitachi Ltd. and STMicroelectronics which came under the SuperH brand. Renesas Technology, itself the result of a merger between the semiconductor interests of Japan's Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Co. in 2003, took over the SuperH CPU core licensing business of SuperH, Inc. in October, 2004.
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