St. Petersburg, Fla.--Jan. 27, 1998--Plasma-Therm, Inc. announced thesale of a Shuttlelock 770 plasma processing system to the University ofCalifornia at Los Angeles, a leading research center for the fabrication ofMicroelectromechanical System (MEMS). The system incorporates Plasma-Therm'sinductively coupled plasma (ICP) technology and will be used in the developmentof advanced MEMS products. It will be used for deep silicon etching, incorporatingetch technology licensed from Robert Bosch, GmbH.
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.