30 Jun '17, 4pm

Chip Hall of Fame

Chip Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Chip Hall of Fame T o most, microchips are mysterious black boxes sprouting tiny metal pins, labeled with seemingly random strings of letters and numbers. But for those in the know, some chips stand out like a celebrity on the red carpet. Many of these integrated circuits found glory by directly powering products that transformed the world, while others cast a long shadow of influence over the computing landscape. And some became cautionary tales in their failed ambitions. To honor and tell the stories of these renowned blobs of silicon—and their creators and users—IEEE Spectrum has created the Chip Hall of Fame. Many of the first class of inductees come from our perennially popular article (and the inspiration for the Hall) “25 Microchips That Shook The World,” written by Brian Santo with assistance from Sally Adee and Samuel K. Moore, but it also includes ...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/chip-hall-of-fame

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Chip Hall of Fame: Acorn Computers ARM1 Processor

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Chip Hall of Fame: Signetics NE555

Chip Hall of Fame: Signetics NE555

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NE555 Manufacturer: Signetics Category: Logic Year: 1971 < Back to the Chip Hall of Fame It was the summer of 1970, and ch...

Chip Hall of Fame: Motorola MC68000 Microprocessor

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Chip Hall of Fame: MOS Technology 6502 Micropro...

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When one particular chubby-faced geek stuck one particular chip into one particular computer circuit board and booted it u...

Chip Hall of Fame: Sun Microsystems SPARC Proce...

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Chip Hall of Fame: Texas Instruments TMC0281 Sp...

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