“Generation after generation we hit the technology wall. IBMers possess the attitude that we never see the wall as a barrier; we see it as an opportunity for innovation.”
– T.C. ChenWhen Dr. Tze-Chiang Chen joined IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York in 1984, the microprocessors ran at 5 MHz with 275,000 transistors per microprocessor. Since that time, Chen has helped lead one of the world’s most advanced silicon chip technology evolutions. Today, thanks to his contributions, microprocessors run at about 4 GHz with 1-2 billion transistors per processor.