By Topic

Technology and business: forces driving microprocessor evolution

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Tredennick, N. ; Tredennick Inc., Los Gatos, CA, USA

High-end microprocessors are the epitome of integrated circuit technology. But it is low end microprocessors which fuel progress in microprocessors. More than 98% of the four billion microprocessors forecast to ship worldwide in 1995 will end up in low end embedded applications. The microprocessor industry spends most of its research dollars developing high-end microprocessors for CPU applications. Current high-end microprocessor implementations exploit most of the inherent parallelism in their instruction streams. Where does microprocessor development go from here? I give an overview of the development of the microprocessor industry and I show that to predict where the microprocessor is going one must first understand the industry's illogical behavior

Published in:

Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:83 ,  Issue: 12 )