Pasadena, CA-April 4, 1996-The Advance Research Projects Agency (ARPA) recently awarded a one-year, $1.2 million follow-on contract to Tanner Research Inc. for the development of software technology which will enable affordable commercial software tools for the design and simulation of muti-chip modules (MCMs). The award, funded by ARPA's Application Specific Electronic Module (ASEM) initiative, calls for Tanner Research to develop advanced algorithms to enable performance-based and other custom routing, transient thermal analysis, and MCM-L technology support.Return to Headlines
San Diego, CA--April 10, 1996--Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) announced the appointment of David M. Rickey as president and chief executive officer. He returns to AMCC where he led the turnaround of manufacturing operations from 1993 to 1995. As the vice president of operations at that time, Rickey led teams of AMCC employees in the creation of a fabrication facility.Return to Headlines
Tokyo, Japan--April 15, 1996--In response to its growing customer base in Japan, Meta-Software Inc. announced the establishment of its first Japanese office, located in Tokyo. This new office will provide sales and technical support for Meta-Software's Japanese customers. Kyosuke Kitagawa has been appointed general manager of the new Tokyo office.Return to Headlines
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.