Important Indian achievements in the field of microprocessor
- While “Shakti” is India’s first indigenously developed microprocessors, Indian engineers have long been counted among the pioneers in the field.
- Most prominent among them is Vinod Dham, who is known as the father of the Pentium microprocessor that reportedly made Intel the world’s biggest chip-maker. Ajay Bhatt, the inventor of the USB, is also credited with improving chipset configurations.
- Other pioneers include Ravishanker Kuppuswamy, who led the design team that built the Xeon E7 for Intel, and the duo — Gurindar Sohi and Terani Vijaykumar — who famously sued Apple for the infringement of a patent to make processors more efficient, and won.