The 8008 (originally called 1201) chip design started before the 4004 development.
One result: chip designs that are easier to produce.
Unisys hopes to have a product based on Sun's chip design out by the end of the year, he said.
The company had licensed the 286 chip design to other manufacturers and thus had to share the market.
Customers can bring in chip designs and have them fabricated.
Not by accident, the leaders in chip design and production in Japan are also the strongest computer companies.
A parallel program on chip design would also be launched.
Top executives now took his advice and made a first tentative approach to Intel about working on a shared chip design.
An innovative chip design, for example, may prove economically difficult to manufacture in high volume.
Each solution he suggested tweaks some assumptions of chip design.