Artifact Details

Title

Johnson, Mike (William Michael) oral history

Catalog Number

102739915

Type

Moving image

Date

2014-05-09

Participants

Fortier, James, Videographer
Johnson, Mike, Interviewee
Krewell, Kevin, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Duration

01:53:08

Format

MOV

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Mike Johnson is a computer architect and designer with extensive experience in both CISC and RISC computer design. He received an MSEE from Arizona State and went to work for IBM Office Products Division where he was partially responsible for the implementation of the IBM 801 RISC processor.

After several years working on various implementations, he decided it was time to move on. He was accepted into the PhD program at Stanford and began a new job at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) where he was responsible for the design of the 29K processor. He eventually moved onto other processor programs, including the K5 and the K7.

Mike is now CEO of a small company, Mireplica Technology, which aims to make a major advance in computer architecture.

Category

Oral history

Subject

semiconductor history; Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD); Intel; Pentium; Pentium Pro; K7 (Processor); K5 (Processor); RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer); Power PC microprocessor; NexGen; Cocke, John; Chu, Paul; AMD Am29000 (Microprocessors); 29K; Raza, Atiq; Adreno; Mireplica

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7168.2014