April 3, 2008
As in Vinod Dham, of AMD and Intel microprocessor fame. Now you could quibble with the history but there are some interesting insights, like Intel’s fear of RISC succeeding over CISC microprocessor architecture. If you are looking for another IT-industry case study to go along with the rise and fall and rise again of IBM, or Microsoft, or Google, here’s another:The RISC computing really took off in a big way with the advent of MIPS, which was the other company that came on the scene. MIPS stood for Millions of Instructions Per Second, and that was the name of the company itself — it’s still around. They said that they could build a RISC-based processor that would be much more cost effective and much higher performance than Intel’s technology could build.