IC history and chip art

From: Philip Pemberton <philpem_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: Thu Jan 6 19:04:54 2005

  I just found a scanned/OCR'd copy of "State of the Art" by Stan Augarten on
the Smithsonian's website. It covers integrated circuits from their creation
right up to the 1980s - the URL is:
Some of the pictures are quite neat, as are a few of the little facts - the
origin of ZiLOG's name for one (that's on the Z-80 page).

I also came across the "Silicon Zoo" in my Firefox bookmarks list. It's a
site full of "chip art" - little doodles that chip designers sneaked into the
chip masks.
There are also a few more on the Chipworks site - URL:

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