Greek institute pioneers chopping-edge EU chip technologies

‘Hello Environment!’ With this information, the to start with take a look at chip of the European processor, recognized as EPAC 1., came alive.

The message appeared on the screen soon after the chip was put into procedure at the finish of September by researchers from the Institute of Informatics at the Institute of Technologies and Analysis (FORTH) in Iraklio, Crete. 

“We received the chip from the factory overseas and then place it to the test, to start with to see if it commences and then to operate programs on a laptop or computer process,” Dr. Vassilis Papaefstathiou, a researcher at the institute advised Kathimerini. He stated that the European processor is one particular of the most emblematic tasks of the European Union, in its work to gain technological dominance and develop into unbiased of imports of these technologies from non-EU nations. 

“I am one particular of the key contributors of FORTH in the undertaking and I coordinate complex contributions of FORTH in the discipline of components design and style and the first assessments on the 1st chip of the project”, he clarifies. 

The existence indicator provided by EPAC 1., the 1st end result of the European processor venture, arrived at a time when world trade has been shaken by a deficiency of processors, small-circuiting industries close to the environment and in Europe. Their deficiency, owing to the pandemic disaster and the concentration of their output at the fingers of a several industries in the US has designed the European Processor Initiative consortium a lot more pertinent than ever. 

In this consortium, in which FORTH participates, 28 associates from 10 EU nations around the world have taken component, between which research companies, universities and firms, this sort of as the French Atos, BMW etc.

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