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The antique chip collector’s page is awesome, bookmarked! -

Perhaps vintage is a better term than antique although, in Internet years, integrated circuits have been around for more than 120 years. It is absolutely amazing the number and variety of computing devices that have been created and obsolesced in just 40 years. Integrated circuits are used for many purposes, but these pages focus primarily on vintage computing chips from the 60’s-80’s.

Theses pages contain information on these vintage chips that is difficult to find. Most publications are written for hardware and software designers. Very few publications are suitable for collectors’ needs. How do you identify the chip? What do the markings mean? How can you tell which company made the chip? When was it made? How was it made? What is the history and significance behind the chip? These pages attempt to answer these questions. There is information here for the beginning and the advanced collector.

The Antique Chip Collector’s Page – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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