SAN FRANCISCO—Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. said Tuesday (Aug. 21) it submitted a restructuring plan detailing its acquisition by Micron Technology Inc., bringing the $2.5 billion deal one step closer to reality, according to a report by the Reuters news service.
Reuters also reported that a group of Elpida's unsecured debt holders continues to maintain that the deal undervalues Elpida. According to the report, the group, which says it hold about $1.2 billion of Elpida's $5.6 billion outstanding debt, submitted a plan last week to the Tokyo District Court that values Elpida at more than $3.78 billion.
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.