25 Years Ago : the First Asynchronous Microprocessor

  title={25 Years Ago : the First Asynchronous Microprocessor},
  author={Alain J. Martin},
Twenty-five years ago, in December 1988, my research group at Caltech submitted the world’s first asynchronous (“clockless”) microprocessor design for fabrication to MOSIS. We received the chips in early 1989; testing started in February 1989. The chips were found fully functional on first silicon. The results were presented at the Decennial Caltech VLSI… CONTINUE READING