Intel 4004 - The World's First Microprocessor with Chipset 4001, 4002, 4003


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About this Artwork:

This artwork is a mixed media display celebrating the Intel 4004 and its supporting chipset: The 4001 ROM, The 4002 RAM, and the 4003 I/O  Expander. Introduced in 1971, the Intel 4004 was the world’s first microprocessor, and the 4001, 4002, 4003 were the first microprocessor chipset. Each of these chips did double duty providing multiple functions for the 4004. The Busicom 141-pf was the first calculator/computer to use an Intel 4004. It also used all of the chips of the 4004 chipset, except for the 4002-2.  This 11"x14" artwork includes several items. It has a large image of the 4004 Intel chip as the background and the chips are mounted on platforms above it. On the back are the artist’s signature and a narrative describing the artwork and the chip. Also, the artwork  includes actual working chips as follows:

  • The Intel P4004 Microprocessor chip 
  • The Intel P4001 ROM chip 
  • The Intel P4002-1 RAM chip, and
  • The Intel P4003 Serial I/O chip   

Each of these P chips are in a black polyresin 16 lead DIP (Dual Inline  Package). 


The artwork is framed in an 8"x10" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid-free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artist’s signature is placed on the back of the artwork.

Please note:  The look of the artifacts in the artworks may vary, each piece is unique.