Guide to the Michael Slater collection on microprocessors
1977-2000; bulk 1987-1999
Doub, Bo; Hayden, Kim; Lott, Sara Chabino
Computer History Museum
10.42 linear feet in 8 record cartons and 1 manuscript box
The Michael Slater collection on microprocessors contains conference proceedings and other publications focusing on microprocessor technologies and industry trends. The collection spans 1977 to 2000, with most of the material dating from 1987 to 1999 when Slater founded and led the company MicroDesign Resources (MDR). The collection contains conference material, analyst reports, manuals, and specifications documenting microprocessors and microcomputers in the 1980s and 1990s. An expert in microprocessor equipment, Slater founded the well-known newsletter Microprocessor Report used by engineers and industry professionals. In 1999, Slater left MDR and it was acquired by Cahners, becoming part of the analyst group In-Stat.
Computer industry; Microcomputers; Microprocessors; MicroDesign Resources; Slater, Michael