I just feel like sharing the excitement.
I was just contacted by one of my technology recipients who informed me that there are now more than 1000 units of my AEMB processor in the wild. They have already shipped more than 1000 units of a software-defined radio product that is running my core processor. To me, this is quite an achievement for the company and I have already congratulated them on it. More importantly, it is a super achievement for my little processor.
When I first architected and designed the processor, I did it without any expectations beyond self-education and self-satisfaction. I was interested in mastering the design of useful microprocessors and I had to know that I could actually do this thing by myself. While I did design certain elements that would make it attractive as a commercial processor into it, I had little commercial design for it. However, life has a way of throwing things my way.
I was further told by my technology recipient that they had presented the product to a major technology company that has also been impressed by my processor core design. I wonder if they know that the new version of the AEMB is actually a multi-threaded processor. Hopefully, my processor core will slowly find its way into more and more useful products in this world.
PS: The term technology recipient is something that I have recently come across at work. Thought that it was a suitable use here.