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IBM Chips - Examining Memory Chips

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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

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Other number 1277


8 x 10 in.


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Black and white. A technician examines memory chips under a microscape with 3 different lenses. He is wearing a tie. The image is mostly black and dark. On the verso is written "FOR RELEASE: Immediate IBM Corporation, Essex Junction, Vermont, 05452, Rowan Dordick, (802) 769-7021 Maui, September 14, 1983 . . . IBM engineer Chris Miller examines a wafter containing experimental memory chips, each capable of storing more than a half million bits of information. That is nearly twice as much as any chip yet reported. An unusual technigque for reading data out of the memory cells contributes to the chip's high density and reliability. Dr. Howard Kalter and Chris Miller from IBM's semiconductor near Burlington, Vermont, described the new chip at the 1983 Symposium on VLSI Technology held this week at the Hawaiin island of Maui. The symposium is jointly sponsored by the Japan Society of Applied PHysics and the Electron Devices Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)."


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


Computer industry--History; Electronic data processing--History; Computers--History

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