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CRD’s Patterson Honored for Technology That Enabled Personal Computing

May 1, 2015

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STILL IN FASHION: EECS professors David Patterson and Carlo Séquin, pictured in 1981, were recently honored, along with other Berkeley computer scientists, for their role in developing the Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) — technology that revolutionized the way microprocessors function. (Photo by Manny Fernandez)

Computational Research Division's (CRD) David Patterson was recognized for his participation in the seminal 1981 development of Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), technology that revolutionized the way microprocessors function. The change would eventually enable personal workstations and later mobile computing. More>