US company with Russian brains and Russian money unveils “breakthrough” in microprocessor performance

In late October, Soft Machines Inc., a Silicon Valley-based semiconductor startup company with an important R&D center in Russia, unveiled the Soft Machines VISC architecture – a “breakthrough” in microprocessor performance-per-watt scaling that will “significantly improve performance and power for all segments of the computing ecosystem,” according to the company.

“We’ve been quietly building the company and developing the VISC architecture for more than seven years. Now that we have working silicon proving the invention, the time to unveil our breakthrough has arrived,” added Soft Machines co-founder, vice chairman and CEO Mahesh Lingareddy.

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