Hitachi Reinforces its No. 1 Position in RISC Processors by Shipping 12 Millionth SuperH RISC Engine; With a shipment rate of 1 Million devices a month, and over 600 design wins, the SuperH RISC architecture is the clear RISC volume leader worldwide.BRISBANE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 1996--Officials at Hitachi America, Ltd., Semiconductor & I.C. Division announced that total worldwide shipments of 32bit SuperH RISC RISC
in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing
Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s. engine devices have exceeded 12 million, a major milestone and a first for any 32bit RISC microprocessor/microcomputer architecture(1).
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. George Saul, vice president and deputy general manager at Hitachi America, "This achievement reinforces our leadership position in this advanced technology market segment, the No. 1 ranking(2). "Our shipment rate is now over a million devices a month, and sales momentum is building as design wins have soared to over 600. The SuperH RISC architecture is clearly the volume leader, worldwide."
Demand for SuperH RISC Engine Prompts Fabrication fabrication (fab´rikā´shn),
n the construction or making of a restoration. Plant Expansion
With 32bit SuperH RISC engine processors having gained unmatched popularity and being designed into new products at a rapid rate, Hitachi is growing to meet customer demand. The company is expanding its U.S. manufacturing capacity, and has invested about $400 million for a 32,300 square-foot addition to the Hitachi Semiconductor facility in Irving, TX. The new production line, which will use 0.5um process and have a 0.35um migration capability, is expected to be on line by 1997. The facility will produce up to two million chips a month by 1998 for North American North American
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Leading OEMs Have Chosen SH Devices for Exciting Applications
"Since the introduction of the 32bit SuperH RISC architecture in 1992," says Hitachi's Saul, "SH devices have been designed into more than 600 applications, which range from Sega video game systems, to Casio consumer electronics, to Data General handheld terminals, to office automation products, to industrial systems, to wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. products. Leading OEMs are capitalizing on Hitachi's ability to combine a compact, high performance CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. with optimized functionality, and then manufacture devices economically in high volumes.
"Advanced design tools are easing and speeding customers' development efforts, helping engineers transition up to the unprecedented levels of system performance that SH devices make possible. For example, systems designers can choose from a half dozen real-time operating systems, with more on the way.
"The 12 million device shipment milestone, although impressive, is nonetheless just the tip of the iceberg tip of the iceberg
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A small evident part or aspect of something largely hidden: afraid that these few reported cases of the disease might only be the tip of the iceberg. ," Saul adds. "The SuperH RISC architecture is the most efficient solution for power- and cost-sensitive applications. It is a perfect match for all the products now in planning or development that benefit from the convergence of information, communications and entertainment -- what we call `personal access' products. SH devices are positioned to be the `enabler of choice' for new generations of innovative products and systems."
Hitachi America, Ltd., Semiconductor & I.C. Division supports the requirements of the North American marketplace with a broad range of standard and low power semiconductor solutions, including RISC and CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) Pronounced "sisk." The traditional architecture of a computer which uses microcode to execute very comprehensive instructions. embedded controllers and microprocessors, SRAMs, DRAMs, nonvolatile memory See non-volatile memory. devices, memory cards, memory modules, ASICs, optoelectronic devices, analog ICs, HDD (Hard Disk Drive) See hard disk and HDD caddy.
HDD - hard disk drive ICs, wireless communication ICs, discrete semiconductors and video camera ICs. Substantial design engineering, manufacturing, and research and development facilities in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. help bring the world's best technology to U.S. customers. -0- Notes 1) Inside The New Computer Industry, Andrew Allison,
editor, January 1996, cites Hitachi SH shipments at 12 million
units for 1995. 2) Dataquest awarded Hitachi the worldwide No. 1 ranking
in a June, 1995 market report on RISC processors.
Source: Fortune magazine
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