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You have probably never heard about Esperanto before and there’s a good reason for that. The startup has been cloaked in secrecy, at least until recently that is. At the 7th RISC-V Workshop Esperanto finally gave us some glimpse into what they were up to.

Esperanto Technologies was founded in 2014 and have pretty significant backing from companies such as Western Digital. Esperanto president and CEO is none other than Dave Ditzel. And yes, we mean that Ditzel.

The co-author of the “The Case for RISC” paper along with Dave Patterson, the designer of probably a half-dozen SPARC architectures including leading the 64-bit SPARC development team, and perhaps most notably, co-founding Transmeta, the company that took on Intel. Interestingly enough before moving on to his most recent adventure at Esperanto, he was actually working at Intel on a project that attempted to replace all three of Intel’s architectures (Atom, Client, and Server) with a single brand new architecture.