The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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UMass to Tesla - 35 Years of Computer Design

Shirley and Ting-Wei Tang Endowed Lecture


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 4:00pm


Peter Bannon ’84 (ECE)


Great Hall, Old Chapel


Pete Bannon is vice president of Low Voltage and Silicon Engineering at Tesla. He leads the team that created the Full Self Driving computer that is currently shipping in Tesla vehicles.

This lecture will focus on 35 years of computer design touching on highlights of designing VAX, Alpha, Itanium, PowerPC, and ARM processors.  Some details of the Tesla Full Self Driving computer will also be covered.