Memory Chips - The Early RAM Memory 1-bit to 1-Megabit



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About this Artwork

This is a mixed media artwork exhibiting a collection of memory chips that vary in size from 1-bit to 1,048,576-bits (1Mb, 1 Mega-bit). There is a wide variety of technologies, manufacturers, and packages represented here. The collection shows the tremendous diversity in memory chip engineering that existed prior to 1990. Memory capacity quadruples when density doubles due to the square geometry of memory arrays. Included are the standard sizes, plus an unusual 32-bit memory chip.

The back has three pictures of chip dies of chips included in the artwork. These are the 3101, 4061, and 1103. The background behind the chips is a closeup of and 1103 memory chip.

This is a list of the memory chips used in this artwork: Motorola 358, Texas Instruments 74170, RCA 4036, Intel 3101, RCA 4061 chip die and chip, Microsystems International 1103, Intel 5101, SEMI 4402, IBM 2164, Micron 1259 "Made in American", Samsung 1000


    The artwork is framed in an 11"x 14" 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.