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Issue 6 • Date Dec 1996

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  • The microprocessor today

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):32 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (25)
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    Outlines technology and business issues in today's microprocessor industry. From their humble beginnings 25 years ago, microprocessors have proliferated into an astounding range of chips, powering devices ranging from telephones to supercomputers. Today, microprocessors for personal computers get widespread attention-and have enabled Intel to become the world's largest semiconductor maker. In addi... View full abstract»

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  • The future of microprocessors

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):46 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (34)
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    Before making statements about microprocessor trends 10 years out-Micro 2006-it might be useful to revisit our past statements (Gelsinger et al. (1989, 1991)) about the microprocessor of today and the microprocessor of 2000. Then we can see where we have been right and where wrong. This retrospective will reveal important trends that promise to give some insight into the microprocessor of the next... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE MICRO ANNUAL INDEX Volume 16, 1996

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Industrial Strength SGML: An Introduction to Enterprise Publishing [Micro Review]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • HTML 3.2 & CGI Unleashed [Micro Review]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Platinum Edition Using Windows [Micro Review]

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  • SyncLink: high-speed DRAM for the future

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):74 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (106)
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    In 1987 it was becoming apparent that computer systems would need to communicate at data rates beyond the capabilities of then current approaches. To take on this challenge, the IEEE Futurebus group formed a new group dedicated to building a fast, coherent interface, scalable from the smallest computer to the largest mainframe. The IEEE officially established the SCI (Scalable Coherent Interface) ... View full abstract»

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  • Don't call it a highway!

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):78 - 79
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    Where did the information superhighway come from? Highways and information technology seem to have nothing in common. The author discusses the use of the term “highway”, and considers its unsuitability for IT View full abstract»

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  • A participant's perspective

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):21 - 31
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    Presents the history of the microprocessor as told by an active participant. The author looks at the state of the computer industry before 1970, and how this led into the beginning of microprocessors. After discussing the early days of microprocessors, he goes on to look at the industry in the 1980's, the current state of the art, and future trends View full abstract»

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  • The microprocessor's impact on society

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):54 - 59
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    So microprocessors are everywhere, but how is modern life different as a result? Microelectronics obviously has improved life in many ways: automation of boring and dangerous manual labor, advances in medical technology and weather forecasting, and applications of computing technology to aid the disabled, to name but a few. Indeed, the easy answer is that microprocessors have transformed modern so... View full abstract»

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  • An ASIC chip set for parallel fuzzy database mining

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):60 - 67
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    We designed and built an application-specific digital architecture aimed at mining fuzzy databases. The semi custom chip set is fully functional, and a 16-unit system provides a speedup of 500 times over the algorithm (in software) running on a Sun Sparc2 workstation View full abstract»

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  • The history of the 4004

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):10 - 20
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    Twenty-five years ago, in November 1971, an advertisement appeared in Electronic News: “Announcing a new era in integrated electronics, a microprogrammable computer on a chip”. The ad was placed by Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California, then just over three years old. From that modest but prophetic beginning, the microprocessor market has grown into a multibillion-dollar busines... View full abstract»

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  • Micro law: patenting computerized methods of doing business

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):4 - 6, 75
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    E-Data's patent on the idea of selling merchandise over the Net is only one of many ambitious schemes to patent computerized methods of doing business. Another example, involved in a pending appeal before the Federal Circuit (the patent appeals court) is the Boes patent of the State Street Bank case. The many ambitious schemes and this pending appeal raise the nonlegal issue (which the court is un... View full abstract»

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