TitleJaggar, Dave (David) oral history
|Dennis, Eric, Videographer|
|Fairbairn, Doug, Interviewer|
|Jaggar, David (Dave), Interviewee|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMountain View, California
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionDave Jaggar grew up in New Zealand, largely divorced from the microprocessor industry, which would become his work passion. As early as ten years old, he recognized that computers were going to be a big thing. He learned computer programming in high school and went on to get a master’s degree in computer science. He was largely self-educated in the area of computer architecture as there were no experts in that field at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand at the time. After sending his thesis to Acorn and MIPS, he eventually went to work at ARM as it spun out of Acorn. After the two architects of the previous generation of ARM processors left the company, Dave found himself as the lead architect of this very successful microprocessor. He stayed at ARM through 2002 as the lead architect for all of ARM’s processors through the ARM 11.
After this exhausting and tumultuous twelve years at ARM, where he spent at least one of those years crossing the Atlantic twenty-six times, between home and his Austin, Texas, design center, Dave left ARM and “retired” to New Zealand. He continues to work on advanced computer architecture as well as consulting for other companies.