a European non-profit scientific organization mainly for organizing
conferences on information
technology and microelectronics
starting in 1975 at Nice in France.
has an interesting nice history reported here. When
Prof. Klaus D.
Müller-Glaser has been a student, the supervisor of his diploma thesis,
Prof. Reiner Hartenstein (a scholar of
Karl Steinbuch, at that time a professor of
Computer Science at KIT
Karlsruhe - until 1977), sent Klaus to the US to give a presentation at a
conference organized by
SIGMICRO. Coming back home he reported, that there a colleague proposed that
Europe should have a similar organization.
Reiner Hartenstein mentioned this to Rodnay Zaks, at that time staying at Karlsruhe to give an invited colloquium presentation at the Karlsruhe Technical University (to-day called KIT). They both together decided to set up such an organization which they called "EUROMICRO". It was founded in 1973 by Rodnay Zaks and Reiner Hartenstein and other colleagues having been invited by them to the foundation meeting, being inspired by the emerg-ing microprocessor technology and all the developing areas stimulated by its applications.