Artifact Details

Title

Furber, Steve oral history : 2012 fellow

Catalog Number

102746196

Type

Text

Date

2012-02-03

Contributor

Fairbairn, Doug, Interviewer
Furber, Steve, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

27 p.

Format

DOC

Description

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, Professor Furber describes his own background and the steps that led him to Acorn Computers and the creation of the ARM processor with Ms. Wilson. He further expands on his reasons for leaving Acorn and the research he is responsible for at the University of Manchester.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Fellow Award Honoree; RISC; Acorn Computers; University of Manchester; Wilson, Roger; Wilson, Sophie; MIPS; IBM 801; Sun

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X6409.2012