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Arvind Mithal

Founder of Sandstone and Bluespec


Arvind is the Johnson Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT. Arvind’s group, in collaboration with Motorola, built the Monsoon dataflow machines and its associated software in the late eighties. His current research focus is on enabling rapid development of embedded systems.
In 2003, Arvind co-founded Bluespec based on a language he had developed while at Sandburst. Bluespec is a high-level functional hardware description programming language which is based on Haskell but extended to handle chip design and electronic design automation.

In 2000 he founded Sandburst which specialized in producing chips for 10G-bit Ethernet routers. This company was acquired by Broadcom in 2006