April 24, 2001

Lexra fires 32-bit volley in CPU core war

Author: JT Smith

EETimes.com has a story about Lexra Inc. releasing a 32-bit processor.

"Lexra is so confident of its forthcoming third-generation 32-bit processor
that it is planning to charge a premium over comparable 32-bit cores from
MIPS, an unusual tactic for a company that still considers itself an underdog ... The LX4380 will be shielded from legal attacks by [rival] MIPS Technologies because
Lexra has removed the capability to do software emulation of unaligned loads and stores. Rather, Lexra
said it will use the open-source Linux operating system."

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