Sunday, October 2, 2011

Intel C8008-1 CPU chip.

Intel C8008-1 CPU Chip Made In Malaysia in 1978 Week 2

 This is a Intel C8008-1 CPU chip,  the first 8bit microprocessor made by Intel.  It is use here to control a teletypwriter. The chip has been stored for many years in a black antistatic foam. Over the years chemical from the foam has reacted with imperfections in the gold plating on the pins and has eaten away the lower half of all the termination pins ( the half that was inserted into the foam ). This fact that this happens makes an interesting study of materials science especially where duralability is concern.

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