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  • n  (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform

  • Public company based in Cambridge, England CEO: Warren East What it does: Licenses its risc microprocessors and system-on-a-chip designs for consumer goods as well as .
  • Losers: Transmeta its strong on tech but doesnt have the economies of scale to take on Intel so may have to stop supplying chips to the PC sector; and Sun its risc .
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  • Steve Furber in Personal Computer World
    We've both delivered terrific products over the years. But HP has also made strategic decisions that compel its customers, developers and partners to change: ending development of your enterprise servers based on PA-RISC, and relegating your... Scott McNealy http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McNealy&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHlx3QTUElfwWDWoruY9RT5_qfoBw CRN http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/dailyarchives.jhtml%3FarticleId%3D181401743&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFVhVWoGpls2CWvTTGWG0ep8Z3qog Mar 1, 2006 84249 111948 risc Eighteen months later we found ourselves with a working, rather effective ARM [then standing for Acorn RISC Machine] chip. It was the 26th of April 1985," Furber said. "When we decided to make it public I had the strange experience of...

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