Intel Mobile Pentium Microprocessor
About this Artwork:
You are looking at a picture of an Intel Mobile Pentium Chip. An actual Mobile Pentium chip is in the center of the artwork. The name Pentium derives from the Greek word, Pente, which means five. The Pentium was the fifth generation of the x86 microprocessor architecture. These mobile chips are created to be lightweight and they were used in laptops and tablets. Most Pentiums destined for desktops and workstations are encased in a ceramic case with gold pins that allowed them to be inserted into a socket on the computer’s mainboard (they weighed about 47 grams). These mobile Pentiums are mounted on a lightweight plastic material that resembles 35mm photographic film weigh about 0.5 grams. The chip, the gold rectangle, is mounted face down on the gold interconnect leads that connect the chip to the small rectangular pads around the edges of the package. These pads are then connected to the laptop's mainboard. These lightweight mobile packages are about 25 times lighter than their desktop counterparts. These mobile Pentiums are manufactured in strips, again, much like 35mm film, and the plastic is cut up into the individual packages.
The artwork is framed in an 8"x 8" 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.
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