Glenn Farrall received his Bachelor and Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He started his career with the Australian CSIRO VLSI Programme as the Australian Multi Project Chip co-ordinator. He joined the spinoff Austek Microsystems, where he worked in at various roles from CAD/CAM programmer to cache design.
From 1992 until 1994 he was with Apple Computer for the joint development of desktop and server PowerPC processors in Austin. He then joined Inmos (STMicroelectronics) as a development lead of a multiprocessor superscalar embedded media processor, and then went on to co-lead the technical development of the SH5 processor. In 1999 he joined Infineon Technologies UK where he has been working in various processor and product development activities, most recently as Senior Principal for the Automotive MicroController group.