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The Rise of Semi-Custom Silicon

Rich Stroffolino discusses why we’re seeing a rise in semi-custom silicon approaches. General-purpose computing has been the rule for decades, but the slowing performance and efficiency gains on x86 have pushed chip makers to finding different paths to optimizing performance. Rich digs into it in this video.

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Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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