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Technically the 801 wasn't a single chip, so it might be correct to say the ARM was the first available RISC microprocessor. It's easy to see how the meaning could be distorted by the writer, as this part doesn't even directly quote Hauser.

Various RISCy systems or chips became available around 1985-1987 and exact dates seem hard to pin down. These discussions also tend to go on a long time due to semantics over the definitions of "RISC" or "available". :-)

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