Early Intel Days

Recollections of Early Chip Development at Intel. 64-bit, 256-bit and 1Kx1 RAMs, where “80” came from, and doing chip layout on drafting tables with mylar film. “By 1974 [we started using digitization] so repeated cells could be layed out automatically, instead of being hand drawn every time.” (These days you could probably make those circuits in your kitchen). Link.

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