Computer pioneer Dr Sophie Wilson and how her work inspired Raspberry Pi





Dr. Sophie Wilson CBE is one of the most important people in the history of computing, with a list of accomplishments as long as your arm. Her influence is such that you are probably writing this article about a device containing it: alongside Steve Furber, she designed Acorn’s first ARM processor, the chips that now power almost all cellphones and tablets.

In the video above posted by the Cambridge Computer Lab, Dr Wilson talks about her upbringing, what led her to computer science, and more specifically in this video of the creation of the BBC Micro computer. She is now a research fellow at Broadcom, where she designs microprocessors.




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