Robert A Philhower  Robert A Philhower photo         

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'sploring the world between power and ground
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IEEE   |  IEEE Computer Society  |  IEEE Solid State Circuits Society  |  Tau Beta Pi

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More information:  Dramatic account of my exploits as microprocessor designer




B.S., M.Eng. and PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Thesis: Spartan RISC Architecture For Yield-Limited technologies

Current Research Interests

Microprocessor physical design
Processor architecture
Design Automation and Logic Synthesis
Custom Circuit Design
High-level Synthesis
Design Productivity

Product Contributions

Primarily instruction flow (fetch, decode, sequencing, completion) but have built a few floating-point multipliers as well. Serving as functional unit lead with a team of 15-20 designers.

Enterprise systems: Power 4, Power 5, Power 7, Power 8, Power 9, Power 10 
Consumer systems: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360