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25 Microhips that shook the world




















I thought I would pass along Brian Santo's article "25 Microchips that Shook the World" from the IEEE Spectrum magaaine. 


It makes some interesting reading.

Just think, all you "Wintel" folks were almost called "Winola" folks.

 For the record, the photo is of a  555 timer chip from 1971



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Great post, it's always interesting to read the back stories of some of these chips and to realize damn...they've been around for how long?!!?!  :D


Love the sparc and the pic included for it...man those things were/are awesome....