For the EDN Editorial staff, the Silicon Valley Embedded Systems Conference events kicked off in a big way with the annual EDN Innovation Awards
on Monday night. Congratulations again to all the winners, and to the
finalists and all who made this such a great event.
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.