Advanced Micro Devices is squeezing up to 12 processing cores into one chip.
Tilera, a company that supplies many-core processors, says it has raised an additional $45 million in financing.
Intel is targeting specialized "many-core" chips for supercomputers.
Chipmaker discloses details of its upcoming many-core graphics processor that will compete directly with Nvidia and ATI.
The many-core x86 Larrabee processor is designed for more than graphics, but will likely offer less performance at a higher price than competing graphics chips.
Texas Instruments has announced that it's supporting Linux as an operating system to run atop its Open Multimedia Application Platform (OMAP) designs for next-generation cell phone designs. In addition, the company has chosen RidgeRun to provide support for Linux on OMAP devices. RidgeRun sells DSPLinux, a version of Linux that includes programming tools, several packages for specific devices and simulators for some designs. OMAP includes at its core digital signal processors (DSP), chips that TI and others sell for processing video and audio information and handling many core mobile phone operations.