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Catalog Number

102658341

Title

AMD 2900 Microprocessor family oral history panel

Type

Text

Date

2009-02-11

Contributor

Downing, James Philip, Participant
Ghest, R.C., Participant
Holbrook, Anthony (Tony), Participant
Laws, David, Moderator; Editor
McConnell, Robert (Bob), Participant
Mick, John, Participant
Simonsen, Sven, Participant
Springer, John, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

36 p.

Description

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) introduced the Am2901 4-bit-slice, the first member of its Am2900 microprogrammable microprocessor family in 1975. Implemented in Low-power Schottky TTL process technology, the device offered significantly faster speed than contemporary MOS products and became an industry standard product with numerous alternate sources. It found wide application in minicomputers, disk drives and other high-performance computing and communication systems and remained an important source of revenue for AMD for more than 20 years. This oral history includes key personnel responsible for the applications, design, manufacturing, and marketing of the initial members of the family.

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Transcription

Subject

2900; 2901; 2910; 29116; bit-slice; Microprogrammable; Advanced Micro Devices; AMD; Downing, Philip; Ghest, Clive; Holbrook, Anthony; McConnell, Robert; Mick, John; Simonsen, Sven; Springer, John; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X5161.2009