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Computer report I: Hard-soft tradeoffs: Large-scale integrated gates and read-only memories are displacing software from many of its traditional roles

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LSI circuits can economically provide computer functions that would otherwise be performed by software. Two all-hardware computer systems, SYMBOL and HP-35 calculator, are discussed as key examples of the extent to which hardware has been finding new roles in computing. But the role of hardware is also increasing in many more-conventional computer systems.

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )