In a major technological breakthrough, the Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai) unveiled what it claims to be the first indigenously-developed microprocessor of the country.
It was said that this could very well be used in mobile computing devices, embedded low-power wireless and network systems.
The product will especially come handy to sensitive sectors such as defence, nuclear power and other government agencies.
This will essentially prevent them from being infected or threatened from back door infections or even hardware Trojans.
It has been christened the ‘Shakti’ family of processors.
It was fabricated at semi-conductor laboratory (SCL) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Chandigarh, as per sources.
The launch would help reduce reliance on import of microprocessors, the release claimed.
The SCL is an autonomous body engaged in research and development in microelectronics to meet strategic needs of the country, it added.>