Topic: microprocessors

John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson awarded 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for RISC approach

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson the recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for inventing the reduced instruction set computer (RISC) approach. Hennessy and Patterson developed a systematic and quantitative approach to designing faster, lower power, and RISC microprocessors. The approach has led to … continue reading

Intel acquires microprocessor tech company Altera

Intel Corp. made a $16.7 billion purchase on Monday, acquiring Altera Corp., which is known for microprocessors used in computers. The acquisition is part of Intel’s plan to expand the chipmaker’s business. The acquisition will add a new class of products for Intel in the data center and Internet of Things (IoT) market. Altera is … continue reading

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