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Skip Stritter

After graduating from Dartmouth with an A.B. in mathematics in 1968, Mr. Stritter worked at Bell Laboratories for two years. He then went to Stanford University where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science.


From 1976­1979, Mr. Stritter worked at Motorola, where he was chief architect of the Motorola 68000, the first 16 bit microprocessor. This is the chip that powered the Apple Macintosh from its launch until the last few years, and that on which the workstation industry was built. Sun, Hewlett Packard, Apollo, and Silicon Graphics all started on this microprocessor.


In 1984 he became one of the founders of MIPS, and again redefined the microprocessor business by delivering the first commercial RISC microprocessor. MIPS led the RISC microprocessor market, alongside HP, Sun, and IBM, until the company was bought by Silicon Graphics in 1992.


Since MIPS, Dr. Stritter has founded Netpower and then Clarity Wireless and has served on the board of several start-ups.


Mr. Stritter is a seed round investor in the Silicon Valley, helping new start-ups get off the ground and serves on of Board of Overseers of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.