Greek institute pioneers reducing-edge EU chip technology

‘Hello Earth!’ With this information, the initial check chip of the European processor, recognised as EPAC 1., arrived alive.

The information appeared on the monitor immediately after the chip was put into procedure at the conclusion of September by researchers from the Institute of Informatics at the Institute of Technology and Study (FORTH) in Iraklio, Crete. 

“We obtained the chip from the factory overseas and then place it to the take a look at, 1st to see if it starts and then to operate plans on a personal computer program,” Dr. Vassilis Papaefstathiou, a researcher at the institute advised Kathimerini. He described that the European processor is 1 of the most emblematic initiatives of the European Union, in its exertion to get technological dominance and grow to be unbiased of imports of this sort of systems from non-EU nations around the world. 

“I am a single of the critical contributors of FORTH in the project and I coordinate technical contributions of FORTH in the subject of hardware style and design and the to start with checks on the initial chip of the project”, he describes. 

The lifestyle indicator given by EPAC 1., the initial outcome of the European processor project, arrived at a time when planet trade has been shaken by a lack of processors, quick-circuiting industries all-around the environment and in Europe. Their deficiency, thanks to the pandemic crisis and the concentration of their manufacturing at the fingers of a couple industries in the US has created the European Processor Initiative consortium much more applicable than ever. 

In this consortium, in which FORTH participates, 28 associates from 10 EU international locations have taken aspect, between which study businesses, universities and corporations, this sort of as the French Atos, BMW and so on.