TitleIEEE-Santa Clara Valley life member affinity panel : Anant Agrawal, Dave House, and John Mashey
|Agrawal, Anant, Panelist|
|Hollar, John C., Moderator|
|House, David, Panelist|
|Kapoor, Uday, Organizer|
|Mashey, John, Panelist|
|Weissberger, Alan J., Organizer|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMountain View, California
Copyright HolderIEEE-Santa Clara Valley Life Members Affinity Group
DescriptionThe microprocessor changed what is now known as Silicon Valley from a mostly agricultural and defense electronics region into a center of innovation for many new technologies. How did that happen and what challenges were faced along the way?
This IEEE Life Member panel will discuss and debate the development of microprocessor technologies in the 70's, 80's and 90's. We'll examine the evolution of CISC (complex instruction set computing) and RISC (reduced instruction set computing) architectures and the battle for dominance in the commercial market place. The technological developments that lead to the creation of RISC architectures and the reaction of CISC suppliers to address this threat will be covered. The role of architecture in today's industrial and consumer markets will be discussed. The panel members will also share their views on the factors that lead up to the microprocessor architectural wars.
This panel session will be moderated by Computer History Museum CEO and President John Hollar, who will provide a brief introduction to the mission and accomplishments of the CHM, including its chronicle of the invention of the microprocessor.