He was an intimidating presence. Jerry Fishman, CEO of Analog Devices Inc., was not an easy interview. But Electronic Business Magazine had chosen him as its CEO of the Year in 2004, and as national editor it was my job to profile him and his company.
I was surprised that Fishman agreed to do the interview. Fishman and ADI had maintained a very low profile for years. ADI was a typical engineers’ company, happier sticking to its knitting (designing and selling chips) than touting its achievements. Frankly, I expected it to be a boring assignment. Click to read the rest of this story on EBN.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.