Steve Furber and Sophie Wilson were the chief architects of the ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) microprocessor. The ARM processor was one of the very first to include the simplified, high performance architecture known as RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer). In this interview, Sophie Wilson describes her family life and technical background and the steps that led her to Acorn Computers and the creation of the ARM processor with Prof. Furber. She further expands on the work she has done since leaving ARM and the contributions made in the area of communications chip design.
semiconductor history; Fellow Award Honoree; RISC; Acorn Computers; Furber, Steve; Wilson, Roger; MIPS; IBM 801; Sun; Hauser, Herman; University of Cambridge; StrongARM; FirePath; Broadcom; MOS Technology 6502