EEMBC started making embedded products list

Remind us briefly why the EEMBC was started, by whom, what its mission is, and what it provides to which industries.

I started EEMBC in 1997 (with some guidance by guys such as Derek Meyer and Geoff Lees) because we realized that there was a clear need in the embedded industry for standardized embedded computer benchmarks that all processor vendors could utilize. At the time, there were de facto standard benchmarks such as the infamous Dhrystone MIPS, but more often than not, processor vendors used their own proprietary benchmarks, which, of course, meant that there was no way to make embedded computer comparisons.

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