Artifact Details

Title

MIPS R2000 wafer

Catalog Number

X1301.97

Type

Physical object

Date

1986

Manufacturer

Stanford University

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number R2000

Dimensions

overall: 1/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 3 in

Description

From the original set of MIPS wafers produced at Stanford University prior to foundng of MIPS Computer Company. The MIPS architecture, developed by David Patterson (Berkeley) and John Hennessy (Stanford), was one of the first commerical RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) CPUs. Object has a large adhesive label bearing accession number affixed to its back. Object consists of wafer, circular plastic case, and plastic mounting case

Category

Component: IC

Credit

Gift of Stanford University

Lot Number

X1301.97