Sophie Wilson

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Template:Profile Sophie Wilson is the original designer and author of BBC BASIC and co-designer of the BBC Microcomputer.

Sophie (at that time Roger) studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Cambridge University in the late 1970s and in 1978 she designed the Acorn System 1 and wrote the BASIC for the Acorn Atom. When the BBC approached Acorn to develop what became the BBC Microcomputer, Sophie was already working on extending the Atom's BASIC. She extended it further to become BBC BASIC.

In 1983, she designed the instruction set for the ARM processor, later to become one of the most successful licenced CPU cores of the 1990s and 2000s.

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