Looking forward to 2009, as well as big changes at RFID World and the automatic identification industry, we reflect on 2008 and the stories you clicked on most. A special 'thank you' goes out to those of you who shared your knowledge with readers by contributing articles, and to the readers who read articles from the experts who shared. From our family to yours, have a safe and happy holiday.
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.