First-Time SIGPLAN Award to Apple’s Chris Lattner for Developing Popular LLVM Infrastructure with Applications in Commercial, Research, Teaching, and Open Source Projects
From the press release:
June 7, 2010 – The ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) today presents its first-ever Programming Languages Software Award to Chris Lattner of Apple Inc. for his design and development of the Low Level Virtual Machine (LLVM), a compiler infrastructure that has been quickly adopted by a wide array of industry and academic organizations. Since LLVM’s release as an open source compiler infrastructure in October 2003, companies including Apple, Adobe, and Cray have incorporated it into their commercial products, reflecting its simplicity, flexibility, and versatility. Lattner joined Apple, Inc. in 2005, and is currently the chief architect of the Apple Compiler Group. He is to receive the award at the 2010 Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) conference in Toronto, Canada, June 5 to 10.
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Congratulations to Chris on this well-deserved award!