LONDON – Singaporean chip packaging company STATS ChipPAC Ltd. has re-appointed Pasquale Pistorio, former CEO of chip company STMicroelectronics NV, as a director. Pistorio was previously appointed to the board of directors of STATS ChipPAC with effect from July 1, 2011.
Pistorio has been honorary chairman of STMicroelectronics since 2005. Prior to that he served as CEO of ST after having led the successful integration of SGS Microelectronica with Thomson Semiconducteurs
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.