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The CPU Shack

A museum for the history of processors and CPUs and how they have changed our world. Includes Intel, AMD as well as lesser known companies such as Signetics.

  • By John Culver
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly six posts per year
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Posts per year

Data for this chart is available in the table below
Posts per year
Year starting Posts
2022 10
2023 6
2024 2

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

National Semi. PACE/INS8900 Test Boards
In 1974 National Semiconductor introduced what is arguably the first 16-bit microprocessor (it had a 8-bit mode as well which was more efficient but could run 16-bits as well). This chip was made on a …
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The Rise and Fall of Philips Data Systems
About a year ago Mats Danielson from Stockholm Sweden contacted the CPU Shack about an interesting project, documenting the history of Philips Data Systems, a former powerhouse of European computing. Previously we wrote about the …
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The First Mass Produced DRAM of the Soviet Union
In 1966, American engineer and inventor Robert Dennard invented dynamic RAM cells – single-transistor cells, each bit of information is stored in the form of an electric charge of a capacitor. By that time, MOS …
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