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Issue 1 • Winter 2009

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  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine - Cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Contributors

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  • Welcome to our first issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine! [Editor's Note]

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  • Volume 1, Number 1! [President's Corner]

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  • Going to Wall Street or across the strait? [Associate Editor's View]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):6 - 99
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    If the CEOs of the China IC design houses were asked three years ago about their company's exit strategy, to be listed on NASDAQ through a glamorous IPO would no doubt occur to them as the ultimate success. View full abstract»

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  • Becoming a part of IEEE Xplore [From the Executive Director]

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  • The Making of the First Microprocessor

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):8 - 21
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    The paper discusses the making of the first microprocessor and its history of how it is made. The Intel 4004 CPU-on-a-chip was developed under pressure on an extremely tight schedule. View full abstract»

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  • Designing the first microprossor

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    We now routinely buy personal computers in which microprocessors with millions of transistors perform at gigahertz speeds, so it is easy to forget that the first microprocessor was not a simple or obvious choice to produce. At the time it was being contemplated, metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) technology was still quite new, and integrated circuits themselves had existed less than a decade. While ... View full abstract»

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  • Moore's law, microcomputer, and me

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):29 - 38
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    In 1960--ten years before Intel developed the first single-chip CPU (microcomputer central processing unit)-the revolution that would ensue was inconceivable: the cost of computing dropped by a factor of a million, modes of personal communication changed forever, and intelligent machines took over processes in manufacturing, transportation, medicine-virtually every aspect of our lives. Certainly M... View full abstract»

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  • The 4004 CPU of my youth

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):39 - 45
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    This article is a recollection of the development of the world's first microprocessor, the 4004, as seen from Busicom Corp., the Japanese desktop calculator manufacturer where this author was working from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. In 1969, Busicom Corp. launched a project to develop LSI chips for a ROM-based, macroinstruction-programmable decimal computer system. At that time, Busicom was... View full abstract»

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  • Memory system for a multi-chip digital computer [United States Patent 3,821,715]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):46 - 54
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    A general purpose digital computer which comprises a plurality of metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) chips. Random-access-memories (RAM) and read-onlymemories (ROM) used as part of the computer are coupled to common bi-directional data buses to a central processing unit (CPU) with each memory including decoding circuitry to determine which of the plurality of memory chips is being addressed by the CP... View full abstract»

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  • THE MCS-4 - An LSI micro computer system [reprint]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):55 - 60
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    The MCS-4 is a totally self-contained four-bit general purpose microprogrammable computer in component form. It consists of four basic elements: the CPU (central proces sing unit), the ROM (read only memory), the RAM (random access memory), and the SR (shift register). They are fabricated by MOS silicon gate technology and packaged in economical sixteen pin DIPs to minimize board area and reduce s... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of LSI on future minicomputers

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):61 - 62
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    The practicality of LSI for any application is determined by the cost advantage of the LSI products. To obtain low cost LSI devices, production must reach sufficient volumes to make the start-up costs insignificant. These start-up costs include design and debugging, generation of test procedures, paperwork for production control, and the manufacturer's learning curve for a new product. View full abstract»

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  • Intel MCS-4 micro computer set [Reprint]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):63 - 68
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    The MCS-4 is a microprogrammable computer set designed for applications such as test systems, peripherals, terminals, billing machines, measuring systems, numeric and process control. The 4004 CPU, 4003 SR, and 4002 RAM are standard building blocks. The 4001 ROM contains the custom microprogram and is implemented using a metal mask according to customer specifications. View full abstract»

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  • From mechanism to monolith

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):69 - 75
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    The stressful nine-month gestation had passed both too quickly and too slowly. Now the wait was finally over and Federico Faggin, father, mother, and midwife, expectantly approached his newborn. Hope tempered with trepidation quickly bubbled over into elation as waveform after waveform happily revealed the lusty cries of a healthy infant: the 4004 was alive and well! It was certainly a promising s... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessors of the future: Commodity or engine growth?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):76 - 82
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    The author begins with a discussion of the drivers behind processor performance developments. He goes on to discuss architecture improvements, process technology, processor frequency increases, increased integration aspects, adaptive design and improving designer productivity. View full abstract»

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  • The dawn of terascale computing

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):83 - 89
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    The digital revolution, far from abating, continues with even greater intensity in new applications in health, media, social networking, and many other areas of our lives. These applications will require revolutionary improvements in speed and capacity in future microprocessors so that they can process terabytes of information with teraflops of terascale computing power. Tera is not an exaggeratio... View full abstract»

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  • People

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):90 - 96
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  • Conference reports

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  • Chapters

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  • CEDA currents [IEEE News]

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Aims & Scope

Each issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine is a self-contained resource for fundamental theories and practical advances within the field of Integrated Circuits (ICs)

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R. Jacob (Jake) Baker
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