Edward P. Stritter

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Edward P. ("Skip") Stritter, engineer and entrepreneur, was the chief architect of the Motorola 68000 microprocessor[1] (used in the original Apple Computer Macintosh), a co-founder of the first commercial RISC company MIPS Computer Systems,[2] the founder of Clarity Wireless,[1][2] (acquired by Cisco Systems for $157 million[3]) and founder of NeTPower.[1][2] He also served on the Board of Overseers of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.[4] He was nominated by the United States Justice Department to serve on a three-member technical board of overseers to ensure that Microsoft complied with the judgements of United States v. Microsoft.[1][2][5]

He received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1968 and his master's degree (1969) and PhD (1976) from Stanford University.


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  2. ^ a b c d "States Make Recommendation for Third Microsoft Oversight Official" (Press release). Office of the New York State Attorney General. 2003-01-23. Retrieved 2007-06-08.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Cisco Systems to Acquire Clarity Wireless Corporation". Cisco Systems. 1998-11-15. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19.
  4. ^ "Thayer School Board of Overseers". Archived from the original on February 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-08.
  5. ^ "Approval Sought For Nominee To Microsoft Panel". The New York Times. 2003-01-28.