Artifact Details

Title

16 bit silicon on sapphire microprocessor

Catalog Number

102766722

Type

Physical Object

Date

Circa 1975

Manufacturer

Hewlett Packard

Place Manufactured

Cupertino, CA, U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 1A2A

Dimensions

overall: 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 5/8 in

Description

The HP Journal April 1977 says,"The first integrated circuit to be fabricated using HP's silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) technology is called MC2, for Micro-CPU Chip, a 16-bit central processing unit built with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) logic." The object is in a 48-pin dual in-line ceramic package. Production versions were normally in a square package.

Category

Component/semiconductor/IC

Credit

Gift of Bert Forbes

Lot Number

X8559.2018