We are very happy to make the following announcement:
Lam Research, a leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global
semiconductor industry, is an experienced user of the Smalltalk programming language.
Smalltalk is a key component in Lam's software control system for a broad range of the
equipment it manufactures. Tudor Girba is a leading member of the tools and environment
development effort in Pharo, having architected the Glamorous Toolkit for live
programming. Eliot Miranda is author of the Cog virtual machine that underlies Pharo and
other Smalltalk dialects.
Lam has engaged Tudor and Eliot to explore potential enhancements in Lam's use of
Smalltalk. These enhancements range from running highly optimized Smalltalk on low cost,
single board computers, to enhancing Lam's Smalltalk development practices with
state-of-the-art live programming. During the engagement, Tudor and Eliot successfully
moved a key communication component of the control system to Pharo. It was a challenging
task aimed at extending the reach of Lam’s system to the Pharo world including the option
of executing on ARM processors.
Tudor Girba, Eliot Miranda and Chris Thorgrimsson
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