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."