A Worldwide Center For Advanced Processing Research
Micron Technology finds itself in an unusual position for a company known for innovations in computer memory and storage. It has entered new territory by developing a processing chip capable of opening the door to advances in fields like bioinformatics, video/image analytics and network security. It turned last year to computer scientists at the University of Virginia with expertise in novel processor architectures and relevant applications to build a worldwide community devoted to realizing the Automata Processor’s potential. The Center for Automata Processing, cofounded by Micron and the University, is a virtual collaboration of universities, companies and government agencies.