Greek institute pioneers chopping-edge EU chip technological innovation

‘Hello Entire world!’ With this concept, the 1st check chip of the European processor, known as EPAC 1., arrived alive.

The concept appeared on the monitor immediately after the chip was put into procedure at the end of September by researchers from the Institute of Informatics at the Institute of Technological innovation and Investigate (FORTH) in Iraklio, Crete. 

“We been given the chip from the manufacturing facility abroad and then put it to the examination, 1st to see if it starts and then to operate plans on a computer technique,” Dr. Vassilis Papaefstathiou, a researcher at the institute instructed Kathimerini. He explained that the European processor is a single of the most emblematic tasks of the European Union, in its hard work to attain technological dominance and come to be impartial of imports of this sort of systems from non-EU nations. 

“I am one of the critical contributors of FORTH in the venture and I coordinate technical contributions of FORTH in the discipline of hardware structure and the first checks on the first chip of the project”, he explains. 

The life signal supplied by EPAC 1., the initially consequence of the European processor job, came at a time when world trade has been shaken by a absence of processors, brief-circuiting industries close to the environment and in Europe. Their absence, thanks to the pandemic disaster and the concentration of their creation at the fingers of a number of industries in the US has produced the European Processor Initiative consortium a lot more relevant than ever. 

In this consortium, in which FORTH participates, 28 associates from 10 EU nations have taken section, between which investigate organizations, universities and firms, this kind of as the French Atos, BMW etcetera.

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