Greek institute pioneers chopping-edge EU chip technological innovation

‘Hello Entire world!’ With this message, the to start with take a look at chip of the European processor, regarded as EPAC 1., arrived alive.

The message appeared on the display following the chip was put into operation at the close of September by scientists from the Institute of Informatics at the Institute of Technology and Investigation (FORTH) in Iraklio, Crete. 

“We been given the chip from the manufacturing facility abroad and then put it to the examination, initial to see if it starts and then to run programs on a pc process,” Dr. Vassilis Papaefstathiou, a researcher at the institute advised Kathimerini. He stated that the European processor is one of the most emblematic jobs of the European Union, in its hard work to acquire technological dominance and turn into impartial of imports of this kind of technologies from non-EU international locations. 

“I am a person of the crucial contributors of FORTH in the task and I coordinate specialized contributions of FORTH in the discipline of hardware style and the initial checks on the initially chip of the project”, he describes. 

The lifetime sign presented by EPAC 1., the to start with consequence of the European processor undertaking, arrived at a time when world trade has been shaken by a deficiency of processors, quick-circuiting industries all around the world and in Europe. Their deficiency, because of to the pandemic crisis and the focus of their manufacturing at the palms of a several industries in the US has designed the European Processor Initiative consortium much more suitable than at any time. 

In this consortium, in which FORTH participates, 28 companions from 10 EU countries have taken portion, amongst which investigate corporations, universities and firms, such as the French Atos, BMW etc.