EE Life reader Mindtech takes the prize for best cartoon caption for June, turning Daniel Guidera's fanciful breadcrumb artwork into a tagline that evokes the Brothers Grimm:
"Hansel found this to be the easiest method to find his way through the cubicle maze. Until someone brought in the Roomba..."
Mindtech edged past MarkBork ("Bob, a seasoned executive aide, agreed to help the recent executive new-hires find the way out to lunch") and D.D. Swanson ("Obsolete nano technology") by one and two votes respectively.
Mindtech gets an inked version of Guidera's masterpiece with his caption affixed to it and the thanks of a grateful community.
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.