Concept To System: How Sun Microsystems Created SPARCstationl Using LSI Logic’s ASIC System Technology
On April 12, 1989, Sun Microsystems announced SPARCstation™ 1, the world’s first all ASIC desktop workstation. SPARCstation 1 combines more power and features than any other desktop system. This white paper tells the SPARCstation 1 story, from concept to system. It is a story of cooperation and commitment between two companies, Sun and LSI Logic. It is also a story of the power of ASIC technology and the design methodology necessary to develop the workstation that will change the future of desktop computing.
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