Artifact Details

Title

DEC MicroVAX II Chip Set

Catalog Number

102621858

Type

Still Image

Publisher

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Place of Publication

Maynard, MA, US

Identifying Numbers

Other number P1493

Dimensions

10 x 8 in.

Description

B&W image of a woman seated in front of a pile of semiconductor chips.
Attached info sheet: "For Immediate Release Boston ---- Revolutionary MicroVAX II semiconductor chip set announced today by Digital Equipment Corporation boasts the power of 3,200 conventional chips stacked here. The chip set has the equivalent of 165,000 transitors and is the heart of new MicroVAX II computer system and the VAXstation II workstation, also introduced today by the company,. In many applications, the new chips average 90 percent of the power of the wall-size VAX processor introduced by the company 7 years ago. The chips are being manufactured at the company's semiconductor facitlity in Hudson, MA."

Category

Identification photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015