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EE Times: Lexra fires 32-bit volley in CPU core war

Apr 23, 2001, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anthony Cataldo)

"As it prepares to ward off a legal attack from rival MIPS Technologies Inc., scrappy processor-core vendor Lexra Inc. is mounting its own offensive in the 32-bit processor arena."

"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...."

"Cheng also claimed that the LX4380 will be shielded from legal attacks by 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, which Cheng said can be recompiled without these instructions."

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