Microprocessors are tiny integrated circuits – chips – which are embedded in electronic devices. They are used in smartphones, tablets, TV’s, cat flaps, vending machines, smart thermostats, burglar alarms, cars, fitbits, wireless headphones… The list is endless.
Sophie Wilson designed the ‘software’ – the instruction set – for the most popular microprocessor in the world – the Arm RISC chip. 95% of smartphones use this chip, and you can find it in millions of other devices across the world.
By the way, the image above is of a scaled UP chip. The real sized chip is that tiny thing in her hand. They certainly cram lots of electronics on a chip.
Read more about Sophie’s work on the cs4fn website.