When Greenpeace released a global Guide to Greener Electronics last November, it carried a refreshing surprise: Wipro, the Bangalore-based electronics company, made a grand debut, taking the No. 1 position.
Having previously been featured in a local edition of the guide, Wipro earned 7.1 out of 10 points to become the world leader in the race to turn green. The company manufacturers computer hardware and provides IT services in India and the Middle East with astonishing success.
With this score, Wipro is en route to become the first 100 percent green electronics manufacturer. This marks a new standard of what it means to do business while in search for green perfection -- if that will ever be possible. 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.