A team of engineers from IIT-Madras, India, have created the first indigenously produced microprocessor named “Shakti” (translates as power).
The processor which can power mobile phones, surveillance cameras, smart IOT devices was built using microchip developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Prof Veezhinathan, who is leading the project, elaborated that the processor is a derivation from an earlier design that was developed by IITM but facricated at Intel’s US facility. With “Shakti” being fabricated completely in India makes it the first to do so.
The focus of the team now shifts to ‘Parashakti’, which will be an advanced microprocessor capable of running super computers, slated to launch in December 2018.