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SuperH  Acquired by Renesas Technology (2004)

3080 Olcott Street, Suite 130D
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Jean-Marie Rolland (10/02)
Finance: Don Higgins
Technology: Atsushi Hasegawa (2003); John Frosdick (2003)
Sales/Marketing: Toru Baji
Not listed on the website: (May no longer be at the company) Rick Chapman*;  Vicki DiBernardo*


Business description: SuperH, Inc. is a semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) licensing company developing SuperH RISC CPU cores, the SuperHyway on-chip interconnect and development tools for companies building system-on-chip (SoC) products. SuperH products available today are the 32-bit SH-4 and the 64-bit SH-5 families delivered as a range of soft and hard cores. SuperH CPU cores are targeted at consumer, automotive, telecommunications, and handheld multimedia appliance markets with specific emphasis on set top box, residential gateway, car information systems, modems, digital camera and multimedia players.SuperH, Inc.’s products start with the 32-bit SH-4 RISC CPU core with integrated vector FPU (floating point unit) and the upwards compatible SH-5 64-bit RISC CPU core which adds SIMD (single instruction multiple data) capabilities. SuperH cores have been designed for high volume embedded applications optimized for code density, power consumption and die size; for example the SH-4 integer CPU core is only 0.85mm² in 0.13µ CMOS.
Partners include: Hitachi, Ltd.;  Atlantic Technology;  Vibren

Ownership: Acquired by Renesas Technology (2004)

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Record updated: Jul 2005
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 2001
Ownership: Acquired by Renesas Technology (2004)