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Essential Guide to Semiconductors, The by Jim Turley

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Overview of Microprocessors

A musical greeting card has more computing power than the entire world did in 1950. Today even the cheapest microprocessor chips are more powerful than those big government computers from old science-fiction movies. A Palm Pilot is a better computer than the one in NASA's first lunar lander. Microprocessors have totally changed our society, culture, spending habits, and leisure time. They're incredibly cheap and ever-present and this trend shows no sign of letting up.

They're the peak, the top, the Mona Lisa. Microprocessors are the most complex, most expensive, and most innovative of all the semiconductors. They're also largely misunderstood, victims of mainstream journalism and stilted advertising claims. Of all ...

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