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Wayne Fischer

Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:00 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)
Induction: February 2014

Wayne Fischer was working as Motorola’s 68000 microprocessor expert for Silicon Valley in 1981 and became involved with the VME strategy as part of Motorola’s plans for expanding the new CPU’s market. As Fischer recalls, “VME was a means to an end, not an end unto itself.”

Wayne went to Force Computers in 1983. He headed the IEEE working group for the U.S. VMEbus standard, IEEE 1014, gaining final approval in 1987. He fully retired in January of 2000 and moved to Lake Tahoe to enjoy the beauty of the area, remaining active in the local community.

Key Contributions
  • Wayne is credited for taking some of the best attributes of Futurebus and spearheading the effort to evolve VME64 into VME64x
  • Wayne headed the IEEE working group for US VME standard, IEEE 1014, gaining final approval in 1987

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