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Birth of a world beater
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Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 22:20

From The Inquirer:

THE EMERGENCE of ARM as one of the world's two dominant processor architectures can be seen as Britain's last laugh after its home-grown computer industry was swamped by the Wintel tide.

An estimated 20 billion ARM processors are installed worldwide, around four per person and up to four or five per device.

For Sophie Wilson, who wrote the original instruction set back in 1983 for what was conceived as a co-processor for Acorn's BBC Micro computer, they are still a "little bit awe-inspiring."

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