Intel 4004 Commemorative Clock

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Intel 4004 Commemorative Clock

Post by martinw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:27 pm

I received a pretty cool clock today to add to my collection.

Apparently given to Intel employees in 1996 to commemorate 25 years since the introduction of the 4004 processor.
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I had a look at the chip die from 1971 under the microscope but saw there was a small chip in it.
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Maybe someone tried to get it off the clock at some point ... at least Intel is on there and the top part of 71.

I did look at the photos on EBay to see if it had happened in transit from the States but I can just about see it on there too. So it’s not happened due to me, phew.
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The best bit is I can just about see (bottom left corner) FF on there for Federico Faggin. Its’ father if you like =D>

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_Faggin
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Pretty cool to have one of the first microprocessors from 1971 8)
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Re: Intel 4004 Commemorative Clock

Post by Richard Russell » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:23 pm

martinw wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Apparently given to Intel employees in 1996 to commemorate 25 years since the introduction of the 4004 processor.
I've programmed one of those (it was the CPU in a Pro-Log PROM programmer)! What sticks in my mind are the unusual mnemonics, like FIM for 'Fetch Immediate' and FIN for 'Fetch Indirect'.

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Re: Intel 4004 Commemorative Clock

Post by martinw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 pm

Richard Russell wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:23 pm
martinw wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Apparently given to Intel employees in 1996 to commemorate 25 years since the introduction of the 4004 processor.
I've programmed one of those (it was the CPU in a Pro-Log PROM programmer)! What sticks in my mind are the unusual mnemonics, like FIM for 'Fetch Immediate' and FIN for 'Fetch Indirect'.
Interesting 8)

Martin

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