Red Hat Will Support New Embedded Chip

"The deal is an important victory for Red Hat's "embedded" computing division, which creates software for computing devices such as network routers, cars or handheld computers.(thanks neostyle)." The division has seen revenue slump as microprocessor companies cut back on new chip initiatives. The SH-5 release is expected soon, the chip is 64-bit that's more powerful than most designs for the embedded market. Red Hat is working with SuperH to develop its GNUPro programming tools for the SH-5. The software includes the GCC compiler, the crucial utility that converts people's programs written in high-level languages into instructions the chip can understand. The other chips SH-6 and 7 will probably be released in the next couple of years.

News source: CNET

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